Newport Road Bridge – essential works

Posted 30th May 2017

The Newport Road Bridge over the Great Ouse, New Bradwell is undergoing some essential refurbishment works to ensure the integrity of the bridge structure.

The work started in mid-May and will take around six weeks to complete – weather permitting.

It will be necessary to fully close this section of Newport Road whilst the work is taking place so it can be carried out over a shorter period.

A diversion route will be in place during this time for all traffic.

The majority of bus services will be redirected along a different diversion route to minimise congestion apart from the Number 7 electric bus route.

Access to all residential streets and business will continue as normal. Every effort is being made to minimise disruption to road users and residents.

The first stage of the work will remove the top layer of road to get to the structure beneath. After that repair works will take place and a new waterproofing system will be laid. Finally a new road surface and lining will be done and the steel parapets at either side of the bridge will be painted.

The structural work to the bridge is essential as this section of road is used by a high volume of traffic including heavy vehicles.

More information about this and other ongoing work can be found on the Highways and Transport Hub at:

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