UK Tamar bridgeworks enter next phase

Work on the River Tamar Dunheved Bridge on the Devon/Cornwall border is to progress.

A £3.8 million scheme to replace Dunheved Bridge over the River Tamar on the Devon/Cornwall border will enter the next phase on Tuesday June 27th 2006.

The project comprises the replacement of bridge decks with new steel and concrete composite decks.

As a result, the following road restrictions will be in place.

The A30 westbound carriageway will be closed from 19:00 BST on June 27th, June 28th, July 3rd and July 4th to 06:00 BST the following morning.

Traffic travelling westbound on the A30 will be diverted at Lifton Down, to travel west along the A388 to rejoin the A30 westbound carriageway at Tavistock Road junction.

A 50 mph speed limit will be in operation through the works on both carriageways for the safety of the workforce and the travelling public.

"We are taking the opportunity during these overnight closures of the westbound carriageway to carry out some essential resurfacing works to the west of the site," said Lynton Cocks, project sponsor for the Highways Agency.

He adds that overnight closures mean that lane closures during the day can be avoided.

The project is due to be completed in March 2007.

Auteur: Redactie Infrasite

Bron: Highways Agency