Bridge lane closed for three weeks
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.