Drivers in a Lincolnshire village will face over two months of significant disruption on the roads this Spring due to a local bridge closure.
Areas of deterioration affecting the strength of Bardney bridge will be repaired. The bridge will also be re-painted and waterproofed to help protect it from future damage.
The works are scheduled to take place from April 15 to July 5. For the majority of that time the bridge will be closed to traffic.
Motorists will be diverted via Metheringham, Woodhall Spa and Horncastle. The bridge will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists.
Executive Member for Highways at Lincolnshire County Council, Councillor Richard Davies, said: “It’s vital we make these repairs as soon as possible to ensure the bridge remains safe for people to use.
“The work is planned to start once everything is in place in April. That means we should be able to get it done before the busy harvest time.
“We realise there will still be significant disruption in the local area while the work is carried out, so we are looking at ways in which we can minimise the length of time the road is closed for.
“As always, we advise people to leave additional time for their journeys and use alternative routes wherever possible.”