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Maintenance work at Farndon Bridge

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The grade I listed building and scheduled monument Farndon Bridge, which connects the village of Farndon to Holt, is to undergo significant investment over the summer months to preserve it for the future.

There will be an informal drop-in information event tomorrow (Thursday 24th May, 4.30pm-6.30pm) at Farndon War Memorial Hall.

This is to provide residents with an opportunity to find out more about the planned maintenance schedule and to ask questions.

If you are unable to attend please e-mail any queries to: [email protected]

CWAC cabinet member for environment, Cllr Karen Shore said: “We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but hope that people appreciate that these works are vital to ensure the bridge remains a key part of our highway network.”

 

Details of the repair scheme

The works are planned to commence on Monday 16th July 2018 and will take approximately 14 weeks.

The scheme will comprise re-waterproofing the bridge and improvements to the drainage on the structure.

Existing traffic signals, controlling the traffic on the single lane structure, are coming to the end of their serviceable life and the opportunity is being taken to replace these as part of the works.

Ongoing works will be required over the next five to 10 years to replace the most heavily weathered masonry elevations of the structure.

A full closure to vehicles is required throughout the project to repair this important structure. Access for pedestrians and cyclists will be facilitated for the majority of the works.

There will, however, be periods where the bridge will need to be closed to all users. The council says these periods will only be between 9.30am and 2.30pm on week days.

Current estimates indicate that the full closures will be in the region of 10 days.

Advance warning of these full closures will be clearly indicated using electronic variable message signs in order to keep the public up to date at all times.

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