A LANDMARK city bridge will undergo its first major refurbishment in 28 years as county highways chiefs warn of road closures later this month.
The major refurbishment of Sabrina Bridge, which is being carried out by Worcestershire County Council, initially started this week with the setting up of the site.
There will then be various phases of work over the coming months, which will see scaffolding go up on the bridge, the main span of the bridge then be removed to be taken away for the refurbishment, before being put back into place later this year.
Lane and road closures will be in place during the works and the bridge will be closed whilst the refurbishments take place off site.
Next week will see an off peak lane closure and temporary traffic lights on Hylton Road to allow for delivery of materials. A permanent lane closure on Hylton Road will then come into force in the week beginning September 21, for the remainder of the works.
Diversions will be in place and clearly signed during any closures. Works are scheduled to be finished by the end of the year.
Coun Alan Amos, cabinet member for Highways, said: “It’s great we’re now ready to start on the major refurbishment of this well used city bridge.
“There will be some inconvenience during the period that the main span of the bridge is removed, but we have liaised with the university, racecourse and rowing clubs amongst many others to ensure this causes as little disruption as possible.
“This is another example of the council’s commitment to invest in, and improve, walking and cycling provision, not only in Worcester but across the county.”
Visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/sabrinabridge for more.