Long-awaited repair works to busted bridge in Northamptonshire will not start on Monday

Repair works to the Spratton Sands bridge along the A5199 will not go ahead on Monday.
Repair works to the Spratton Sands bridge along the A5199 will not go ahead on Monday.
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Repair work to a damaged bridge in Northamptonshire will now not go ahead on Monday as planned - though the reasons are unclear.

Repairs to a bridge on the A5199 between the villages of Spratton and Chapel Brampton will not start on Monday, October 31, as previously planned.

The bridge was damaged by a vehicle earlier this year, which meant that a temporary safety barrier needed to be installed.

As the barrier reduced the width of the available carriageway, for safety reasons, the road has been under two-way traffic lights ever since.

The repair works were due to start on Monday and last for a month, during which a full road closure would have been in place.

The project will see the re-building of a 15metre-long section of the parapet wall and two sections of the bridge spandrel wall.

A further update will be sent out once a new start date for the scheme on Spratton Sands Bridge has been confirmed, though the county council is yet to reveal why the works have been delayed.