A59 Tarleton bridge roadworks: One lane overnight closures during May

Posted on - 29th April, 2015 - 8:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Penwortham, Preston News, Roads, Transport
The A59 bridge has often been subjected to repairs

The A59 bridge has often been subjected to repairs

A key bridge on a commuting route into Preston is to be subject to major roadworks for three nights in May.


Tarleton Bank Hall Bridge on the A59 was damaged in April after being struck by a car.

Lancashire County Council has announced one lane will be closed over the bridge while repairs are carried out.

The first stage of work takes place on Thursday 7 May between 8pm to 11pm when engineers lift a pontoon and machinery into the river to prepare for the repairs.

From Friday 8 May to Sunday 10 May work takes place from 8pm to 6am when a lane closure will be in place with temporary traffic lights.

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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