Section of busy Northamptonshire road to be closed for a month during repair of bridge

The A5199 between the villages of Spratton and Chapel Brampton is set to be closed for a month to allow a bridge to be repaired.

Monday, 17th October 2016, 3:13 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 8:11 pm
A bridge on the A5199 between the villages of Spratton and Chapel Brampton will be repaired later this month.

Spratton Sands 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.

Works to repair the bridge are programmed to start on Monday, October 31, and are expected to last until Monday, November 28.

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Due to the scaffolding required for the scheme and for the safety of both the workforce and the public, the works are being carried out under a full road closure, which will be in place round-the-clock for the duration of the works.

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

While the A5199 will be closed between Spratton and Chapel Brampton, access to properties within the closure will be maintained at all times. A signed diversion route will also be in place.

Once the work has been completed it will enable the road to be fully opened again.

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