Stonehouse bridges' repairs shut road for three weeks

Masonry repairs to two bridges in Stonehouse will shut Downton Road to traffic for three weeks.

The work on the arch and abutments of the bridges is being carried out to ensure their future stability.

Teams from the Highways Agency will be working on the underside of both bridges, meaning the river will need to be dammed and pumped up over the road.

A signed diversion route via Kings Stanley and Ebley Bypass will be in place during the works.

To reduce disruption only one bridge will be closed at a time, allowing access to local residents and businesses via one end of the road whilst works are in progress.

However, there will be times when the signed diversion route will need to be used in order to gain this access.

Pedestrian access will be available at all times.

"I would like to reassure local residents that we are doing all we can to reduce disruption, keeping one bridge open at all times to allow vehicle access via one end of the closure, and allowing pedestrian access at all times," said Liz Kirkham, Bridge engineer at Gloucestershire County Council.

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