Road closures for bridge maintenance work

This story was published 10 August 2017

Essential maintenance work is to be undertaken by the County Council at Thornton Bridge, resulting in some overnight road closures.

 Thornton Bridge, between Brafferton and Cundall in Hambleton

The work at the bridge, which takes the road between Brafferton and Cundall in Hambleton over the River Swale, will be done in two phases.

The first involves the raising and realignment of the carriageway next to the bridge plus new road markings and associated signs. It is planned to take from 21 August to 26 August. There will be road closures between 8pm and 6am on 23, 24 and 25 August and a signposted diversion will be in operation.

Phase two involves the repair and reinstallation of sections of bridge parapet. This is planned to start on 29 August and be completed by 8 September. There will be nightly road closures from 8pm to 6am and there will be a signed diversion. The work will be suspended over the weekend period.

The County Council’s Executive Member for Highways, Councillor Don Mackenzie, said: “We would like to apologise for any disruption that the work will cause and would ask residents for their co-operation to ensure the work is completed as safely and quickly as possible.

“The contractors will assist people during the working periods and on-site personnel will manage vehicle access. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout.’’

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