Laverstock bridge hit during storms to close for repairs in April

A BRIDGE damaged after being hit by a bus during storms this month is set to be closed for 15 days to allow repair work to be carried out.

The bridge, in Ford Lane, Laverstock, was hit during a cold snap on January 8, with warning signs now in place informing drivers and pedestrians of the damage.

It has now been proposed work to repair the passage will be carried out in April, while the schools are on holiday.

“The bridge has been inspected and temporary warning signs and steel barrier erected around the damaged area,” a Wiltshire Council spokesperson said.

“To complete the necessary repairs, works will include removing debris from the watercourse, erecting a temporary scaffold, and casting new concrete sections.”

The parapet will be rebuilt like for like, they said, and upon completion the site will be cleared and tidied and the road reopened.

“To all intents and purposes, the appearance of the bridge will remain unaltered,” they added.

“These activities will require a 15-day road closure to all traffic over the bridge.”

Subject to permission, the work will start on April 2, to coincide with the school holidays and minimise disruption for drivers.

Repairs are set to be carried out in April

Repairs are set to be carried out in April

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