A alternative footbridge is ready to be put in at Michaelwood Companies off the M5 motorway in Gloucestershire.
Nationwide Highways has introduced the M5 will likely be absolutely closed in a single day in each instructions between junctions 13 and 14 from 8pm on Saturday, June 25 as the brand new bridge is lifted into place.
The earlier 40-year-old bridge, which spanned the southbound and northbound areas of the providers website at Decrease Wick close to Dursley, was closed to pedestrians in 2018 as a result of security issues and later dismantled in 2020.
Preparatory work has been ongoing since February as a part of a £3.2m alternative challenge, with the brand new bridge and fittings to be put in between June 25 and Monday, July 4.
A 230-tonne crane will likely be used to fit the brand new 200ft (61-metre) footbridge in place.
Nationwide Highways mentioned diversions will likely be in place through the A419 and A38 Bristol Street, and suggested drivers to permit additional time for his or her journeys whereas the work is carried out.
As soon as the principle bridge is put in, contractors MJ Church and King Lifting will use two 200-tonne cranes to carry the ramps and stairs into place underneath in a single day closures throughout the next week.
The southbound carriageway will even be closed in a single day on Sunday, June 26 (8pm to 6am), Friday, July 1 and Monday, July 4.
The northbound carriageway will likely be closed for in a single day work on Monday, 27 June, Tuesday, 28 June and Thursday, 30 June.
Adrian Simon, Nationwide Highways’ challenge supervisor, mentioned: “We respect the closure will impact journey instances, and we respect roadworks are irritating however we’re finishing up this important work underneath quite a few in a single day closures to minimise disruption.
“As soon as the principle deck has been put in on the primary night time, we’re placing quite a few directional closures in place for security causes whereas we supply out the set up of ramps, stairs and different work, and we thank all drivers upfront for his or her cooperation and endurance.”
As soon as the bridge has been lifted into place, ending works will proceed till August, together with the completion of furnishing and fittings and landscaping.
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