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Work on New Yatton Railway Bridge Starts

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Press Release From North Somerset Council

WORK ON NEW YATTON RAILWAY BRIDGE STARTS

WORK on a new £1 million railway bridge in Yatton is underway. The new bridge, which is set to be completed by the end of February next year, will replace the current bridge which is structurally unsound.

The need for a new bridge was identified earlier in the year after the completion of a Railtrack feasibility study.

A three tonne weight restriction and subsequent width restrictions were put in place in the summer in the interests of public safety.

While the work to install the new bridge is carried out, traffic restrictions will be in place.

From October 29 to December 3, one way traffic signals will be in place on the bridge.

From December 3 until December 17, the bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic.

On December 17 the bridge will be reopened to vehicles using one way traffic lights.

From January 7 2002 the bridge will be closed to traffic until February 25 when the new bridge is set to open.

During the completion of the new bridge, access to homes, businesses and Yatton Station will be maintained. Pedestrian access across the bridge will be maintained throughout the work.

Resurfacing and preliminary work for a traffic calming scheme will also be carried out in Yatton High Street during the bridge closure to minimise disruption.

During the closure of the bridge, traffic is advised to use the M5 and A370.