Southport’s Marine Way Bridge to shut for three weeks this autumn

Bridge will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians for routine maintenance works on weekdays but will be reopened on two weekends

Marine Way Bridge
Marine Way Bridge in Southport

 

Marine Way Bridge in Southport will be closed to all traffic on weekdays for up to three weeks in September to allow for routine maintenance works.

Starting on Monday, September 9, the extensive works will see all the 15-year-old bridge closed to all vehicles and pedestrians on weekdays. However, the bridge will be reopened temporarily for both weekends starting September 14 and September 21.

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: “The dates for the work have been chosen to take account of school holidays, the Air Show, the Musical Fireworks Championship and the 24 hour Yacht Race.

“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. We have been working closely with our tourism team and partners to make sure the works take place during a brief quiet period in Southport’s packed events calendar.

“The works will start following the end of the Southport Air Show and we are confident they will be completed before the British Musical Fireworks Championships on September 27-29. However if bad weather delays any works, the bridge will be opened during that weekend to accommodate visiting traffic.”

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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