Doncaster Council is to carry out essential improvement works to a number of bridges located across the borough.
During February and March the deck expansion joints on several bridges will be replaced as they are nearing the end of their scheduled lifespan and are starting to show signs of deterioration. The bridge joints cover small gaps at the ends of the bridge which allow the bridge to expand and contract due to temperature changes. By replacing the joints now, future maintenance problems will be avoided.
For two of the bridges, resurfacing works will also take place in advance of these works.
To enable the works to be carried out safely, temporary traffic management arrangements will be in place.
Temporary traffic lights will be in operation when the bridge is wide enough for the works to be carried out in two halves so vehicles can continue to use the bridge during the works. These works will take place on Sundays to reduce the impact on users.
For the narrower bridges there is no option but to temporarily close the bridge so the works can be completed. These closures will be carried out overnight on weekdays to minimise disruption for local residents and businesses. Signposted diversions will be in place.
All the bridges will remain open for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists during these essential works.
Peter Dale, Director of Regeneration and Environment, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused by these essential bridge improvement works. Residents and businesses close by have been written to so they are aware of our plans and we have carefully scheduled the works to ensure the impact on road users is kept to a minimum.
“These worn bridge expansion joints are now reaching the end of their design life and by replacing them now we will avoid major maintenance issues in the future.”
Full details of the bridges, the planned traffic management, dates and times are set out below:
Carrying North Bridge Road over the railway and Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation Canal, Doncaster.
Overnight road closures Monday to Friday 19/2/18 to 23/2/18 from 7pm to 6am
St. Mary’s Bridge
Carrying North Bridge Road over the river Don, Doncaster.
Overnight road closures Monday to Friday 26/2/18 to 2/3/18 from 7pm to 6am
Pastures Canal Bridge
Carrying A6023 Doncaster Road over the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation Canal, Mexborough.
Three-way traffic lights on Sunday 28/1/18 and 4/2/18 from 8am to 4pm (for resurfacing works)
Three-way traffic lights on Sunday 4/3/18 and 11/3/18 from 8am to 6pm (bridge joint works)
St. Peter’s Bridge
Carrying A19 High Street over the railway, Bentley.
Overnight road closures Monday to Friday 5/3/18 to 9/3/18 from 7pm to 6am
Carrying A6023 Doncaster Road over the river Don, Mexborough.
Two-way traffic lights on Sunday 21/1/18 from 8am to 4pm (for resurfacing works)
Two-way traffic lights on Sunday 18/3/18, 25/3/18 and 1/4/18 from 8am to 6pm (bridge joint works)
Carrying A638 Doncaster Road over the railway, Hampole.
Overnight road closures Monday to Friday 19/3/18 to 23/3/18 from 8pm to 6am
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