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A59 Tartleton Bank Hall Bridge lane closures to fix crash damage

Posted on - 8th November, 2015 - 1:56pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Penwortham, Roads, Transport
The A59 bridge has often been subjected to repairs

The A59 bridge has often been subjected to repairs

Roadworks on a key bridge carrying commuter traffic to Preston have begun.

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The A59 near Tarleton will see one lane closed on the Tarleton Bank Hall Bridge.

Another crash on the bridge saw the stonework damaged in September. Repair work had been carried out in May this year.

Lancashire County Council say they need to use this weekend and a further two to repair the bridge.

A lane closure will be in place while engineers work during the evenings and overnight to keep the bridge open during the day.

Work takes place from 7pm to 6am on:

Sunday 8 November
Friday 13 November
Saturday 14 November
Sunday 15 November
Friday 20 November
Saturday 21 November
Sunday 22 November

David Hurford, bridges design and construction manager, said: “We’re sorry for the disruption while we carry out these essential repairs, but hope to keep this to a minimum by working during the evenings and overnight, with most of the work being done at the weekend.

“It’s vital that we do this work now to ensure the bridge is safe, and prevent worse damage occurring, and greater delays to people’s journeys, should it be struck again.

“There is a history of this bridge being damaged by vehicles which have lost control, particularly by going too fast around the bend at the east side of the bridge.

“The speed limit over the bridge was reduced following an incident in 2012, and following an incident in March 2014 we installed more signs warning motorists to slow down before the bridge.

“We’re considering whether anything further could reasonably be done to prevent future incidents, and will continue to monitor the situation.”

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