Westley Bridge will be closed from 13 February 2017 to 7 April 2017
In December 2013, a one lane system was introduced on Westley Rail Bridge, Newmarket Road in Bury St Edmunds due to its significant structural weaknesses.
Strengthening works are currently underway on both sides of the bridge deck whilst maintaining the single lane of traffic flow down the centre of the bridge controlled by traffic signals.
Bridge strengthening works
Final details have now been completed and plans are in place to close Westley Bridge from 13 February 2017 for up to 8 weeks to strengthen the bridge. For further details on the diversion routes for the duration of the closure, please view in the below tabs.
Following the main strengthening works and once the road has been reopened on 7 April 2017, it will be necessary to undertake minor finishing works for a further 3 weeks. Traffic will be managed by temporary traffic signals during this period (9.30am - 3.30pm) Monday to Friday. Two-way traffic will resume out of these hours.
On completion, Westley Rail Bridge will return to a double lane for traffic permanently, reducing congestion and improving travelling time through rush hour.
Temporary no waiting/ parking restrictions
To ease the flow of traffic in Bury St Edmunds during the road closure, temporary no waiting/parking restrictions will be in place at:
- Westley Road between Nos. 14 and 64, the restriction will apply 8am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday between 13/02/2017 and 07/04/2017
In addition, waiting restrictions may also need to be implemented at some or all of the following locations:
- Tollgate Lane – north side between Mildenhall Road and Lancaster Avenue
- Tollgate Lane – south side from Lancaster Avenue to Beetons Way
- West Road – west side from Westley Road to Priors Avenue
- Westley Road – north/west side from Newmarket Road to Gainsborough Road.
The above temporary restrictions are required to be flexible over the extent of the closure. They will be implemented only if necessary, once we have established the revised traffic patterns in the town.
For further details on the diversion routes and some questions and answers, please view the below tabs: