Bridge lane closed for three weeks

Burton Mail - - News -

ONE lane on a main road near Ashby is set to be closed for an­other THREE weeks, caus­ing com­mut­ing is­sues for mo­torists.

The lane on the bridge that crosses over the A42 has been closed since a van crashed into a bridge bar­rier and was left hang­ing pre­car­i­ously over the busy dual-car­riage­way on Fri­day, Au­gust 7.

Driv­ers are be­ing warned that traf­fic prob­lems are set to con­tinue into next month as emer­gency re­pairs are car­ried out to fix the bar­rier on the bridge on the Flagstaff round­about.

Blake Pain, Le­ices­ter­shire County Coun­cil cabi­net mem­ber for high­ways and trans­port, said: “Flagstaff round­about is a very busy in­ter­change and, un­der­stand­ably, this es­sen­tial re­pair work is re­sult­ing in heavy con­ges­tion at peak times on the A42, A511 and A512.

“High­ways Eng­land are work­ing hard to re­pair the dam­age and we’d like thank mo­torists for their pa­tience while this is car­ried out. We are work­ing with them to see if there are ways to adapt the traf­fic man­age­ment to help re­duce con­ges­tion.

“In the mean­time, we are ask­ing mo­torists to ei­ther give them­selves ex­tra time if they know they need to travel via the junc­tion, or to plan an al­ter­na­tive route.”

Lane clo­sures are cur­rently in place on the north side of the bridge and also on the A511 be­tween Not­ting­ham Road, Ashby, and the Flagstaff round­about, junc­tion 13 of the A42.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.