East Riding of Yorkshire Council has announced that essential maintenance work on seven bridges over the A1079 between the roundabout at Bishop Burton and the east of Jocks Lodge interchange is about to be carried out.
The £500,000 project, funded through the highway maintenance grant allocated to the council by the Department for Transport, will begin on Monday 23 January, and is scheduled for completion by the end of March, 2017.
Councillor Andy Burton, portfolio holder for planning, highways and transportation, said;
“We apologise to motorists for any inconvenience caused by these essential works, but reassure all road users that these works will ensure the long-term future of all these bridges over this very busy road.”
The work, to be carried out by the council’s contractors, Balfour Beatty, will include replacing and maintaining the bearings beneath the bridge beams; replacing life-expired joints; repairing damaged concrete; and building new access platforms to facilitate future inspections of the bridges.
In order to ensure the safety of road users and contractors, a 50mph speed limit will be in place on the A1079 in the vicinity of the works. Lane closures will be in place on the dual carriageway sections of the road, and during the night, traffic signals will be used to minimise disruption to traffic.
Traffic lights will also be in place on both Newbald Road and Walkington Road where they cross the A1079. The layby to the north of Jocks Lodge interchange will be closed to provide a working area for the contractors.