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Bridge works due to begin

Published on Monday, January 22, 2024

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Traffic management lorry with orange cones on the back

MAJOR refurbishment work is due to take place on a road bridge in New Parks.

The Golf Course Lane bridge, which spans a railway line, needs extensive repairs, meaning it will have to close to all traffic for a time while the work is carried out.

It will involve renewing the bridge’s waterproofing system and road surface, repointing the parapet brickwork, carrying out concrete repairs and installing new crash barriers. At the same time, the neighbouring footbridge parapets will also be repointed.

Work is due to start on February 5 and is expected to last eight weeks.

Advance notices will be in place on approaches to both bridges. Pedestrian access will be maintained as far as is possible, but there will be some restrictions around the areas being worked on, especially during material deliveries and waste removal.

In addition, temporary parking and loading restrictions will be in place on nearby roads and parking bays to enable traffic and delivery of building materials.

Diversions will also be in place including:

Clockwise traffic from Murrayfield Road/Golf Course Lane Junction will go via Golf Course Lane, Scudamore Road, New Parks Way, Hinckley Road and Golf Course Lane.

Anti-clockwise traffic from the Hinckley Road/Golf Course Lane Junction will be diverted via Hinckley Road, New Parks Way, Scudamore Road and Golf Course Lane.

Nearby residents and businesses have been notified of the work in order to plan for supplies and deliveries.

Leicester City Council’s highways network asset manager, Rupert Bedder, said: “This is essential work which needs to be done to ensure the bridge remains usable for many years to come.

“The nature of the repairs means we have to close it to traffic in the meantime, but we’ve been in contact with neighbouring businesses and residents to ensure they are aware of the works, and diversions will be clearly signposted.”

The work is costing around £230k from the city council's highways capital maintenance programme.