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Doncaster East Coast Main Line bridge work to restart

Work to lift parts of a new road bridge into position over a major railway line in Doncaster has been rescheduled after it was delayed because of bad weather.

Contractors were expected to finish the work on the A6182 across the East Coast Main Line between Christmas Eve and Boxing Day.

But high winds meant just one of six steel beams could be placed.

Doncaster Council said the work was set to start on Saturday night into Sunday. The road will be closed overnight.

Peter Davies, Mayor of Doncaster, said: "The project team is pulling out all the stops to ensure these important bridge lifts are completed.

"Given the economic importance of this scheme for Doncaster, I am delighted we have agreed a solution that prevents significant delays to the project."

The work is part of major improvements to the A6182 White Rose Way, one of the main routes into and out of Doncaster.

The new bridge will sit adjacent to the existing bridge and link into the junctions at Potteric Carr and Ladybank creating a dual carriageway.

It is still expected to open for traffic in November 2012.

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