March 11, 2019 9.40 am This story is over 33 months old

Brayford footbridge works delayed… again?

Signage indicates the road will re-open on May 31

Drivers and pedestrians will face more delays after the completion date for the Brayford level crossing footbridge project was pushed back yet again.

As previously reported, the project completion date was delayed to May 14 due to high water levels and loose ground.

At the time, Network Rail said this is because additional support work is needed for the crane which will be used to lift the footbridge.

A new sign has been put up on site stating the level crossing will be closed until May 31.

However, Network Rail claim there will be no further delay and it will open on May 15 as planned.  The date on the latest signage is understood to refer to the dates when the road closure is allowed to run to.

Yet more delays? Photo: The Lincolnite

When the previous delay was announced, Network Rail said engineers will be working longer hours to keep the impact of this additional work to a minimum.

A team of 30 are directly associated with the construction. It was previously confirmed the team was working double shifts to help ensure the work was completed on time.

The work currently ongoing at the site. Photo: Joseph Verney for The Lincolnite

Continued delays

Works to build a footbridge over Brayford Wharf East rail crossing were initially due to start at the beginning of October.

Works finally started on October 29 on the project that will see a stepped footbridge installed which will provide access for pedestrians and cyclists across a busy railway line.

Brayford Wharf East was due to be closed for traffic for six months until May 6.

The crossing was closed off to pedestrians in January with the finish date initially delayed until March 4 at the earliest. This was also delayed.

How the footbridge will look once it’s complete

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