City of Wolverhampton Council is set to carry out essential maintenance to the former Great Western Railway Bridge based over Hordern Road, during the summer period.
The City Council is prioritising the works to stop corrosion to the steel girders from spreading and to prevent any structural damage.
As well as the structural works, the footbridge, which spans Hordern Road near to the junction of Aldersley Road, will be repainted in its original colours, in-keeping with the bridge’s original Great Western Railway livery.
The wording ‘Smestow Valley LNR’ will also be painted on both sides of the parapets in honour of the local nature reserve.
The work will be undertaken on behalf of City of Wolverhampton Council, by Coating Services Limited and will start on Monday 30th July 2018, with completion of the project expected in late September 2018.
The following road closures have been scheduled to run over the coming weeks in order to carry out the works:
Three weekend road closures will operate from 8pm Saturday night until 6am Monday morning on the following dates:
Saturday 4th August until Monday 6th August
Saturday 8th September until Monday 10th September
Saturday 22nd September until Monday 24th September
The road will also be closed on Monday 6th August until Friday 10th August from 8pm until 6am each evening.
In addition, traffic signals are programmed to be in operation between 09:30am – 3:30pm on the following weeks:
Monday 30th July until Friday 3rd August
Monday 3rd September until Friday 7th September
Monday 10th September until Friday 14th September
During road closures, vehicles (including public transport and emergency service vehicles) will be redirected along Hunter Street, New Hampton Road West, Tettenhall Road (A41), Lower Street, Aldersley Road, and vice versa. The diversion route will be clearly marked.
Transport for the West Midlands (TfWM) will be putting temporary bus stops in place at alternative locations for public transport services.
For safety reasons, a 20mph speed limit will be in force for the full duration of the works and access to frontages and businesses will be maintained at all times.
The footway adjacent to the City Council car park on Hordern Road will be closed under the bridge from 30th July until completion. A pedestrian diversion will be in place.
The footpath on the bridge through Valley Park Nature Reserve will also be closed until 3rd August 2018 and periodically during August and September to allow the bridge to be scaffolded and grit blasted. A clearly signed pedestrian diversion will be in place.
To keep up to date with the latest roadworks in Wolverhampton visit: http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/roadworks