August 26, 2022 4.24 pm This story is over 22 months old

A607 Fulbeck Bridge works put on hold until after Bank Holiday

Delaying completion of works by five days

Works put on hold until after Bank Holiday Weekend.

Due to the lack of availability of subcontract specialists, essential work that needs to be completed cannot happen until after the Bank Holiday.

Despite the best efforts of our bridge specialists to cover the work areas affected, this means that the completion of surfacing, lining and installing bridge joints are directly impacted.

This will now delay the completion of the bridge works by five days. The original completion date for the bridge to be finished was September 2, this will now extend to September 7. Please note that the completion date is subject to possible further change because of unforeseen circumstances.

If we are able to shorten that date as we move forward with the remaining aspects of the specialist work, we will do so, and we’ll make that information available as soon as possible.

Karen Cassar, assistant director of highways at LCC said: “This delay is frustrating but, unfortunately, it cannot be avoided.

“Because the operations being carried out are difficult and require a specific type of expertise, we cannot put any sort of contingency into effect. There will be an inevitable knock-on with the completion date for the bridge works but if we can find a way to claw any time back and get things finished sooner, then that’s what we will do.

“I would like to thank everyone effected by these works for their continuing patience whilst these works carry on with the new schedule and are planned to complete on September 7.”

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