Poor weather delays work on Southport’s Marine Way Bridge

15-year-old bridge was originally closed on weekdays for three weeks in September but poor weather has meant completion of the project will now be delayed and will carry on until late October

Marine Way Bridge
Marine Way Bridge in Southport

 

Maintenance work on Marine Way Bridge in Southport will now continue until October 18 and will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians on weekdays.

The 15-year-old bridge was originally closed on weekdays for three weeks in September but poor weather has meant completion of the project will now be delayed and will carry on until late October.

To compensate for increased traffic on weekends, the bridge will be reopened temporarily for both weekends commencing October 5 and October 12. Diversions will be in place throughout the closure to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.

Cllr John Fairclough, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Locality Services, said: “While contractors worked tirelessly to carry out as much work as possible, we are powerless to stop nature from getting in the way.

“The Marine Way Bridge is a vital asset both to our highways network and is the gateway to some of the most beautiful coastline in the North West.

“A diversion route will be in place to direct traffic across Marine Lake and advanced signs on Marine Drive at the North and South will allow motorists to choose their preferred route to the East or West of Marine Lake.”

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