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

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

Friday, 28th October 2016, 4:47 pm
Updated Monday, 31st October 2016, 9:53 am
Repair works to the Spratton Sands bridge along the A5199 will not go ahead on Monday.

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.

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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.