Council to carry out essential bridge repair work
Essential repair work to one of the district’s highway
structures is to start next week on 16 March in Sandal.
structural concrete repairs are required underneath the bridge which carries
Standbridge Lane over Owler Beck between Asdale Road and Barnsley Road and work
will continue for eight weeks.
It will be
necessary to restrict traffic by use of temporary traffic signals.
Matthew Morley, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning and Highways,
said: “It is important that we maintain our highways so that they
remain safe and fit for purpose. The traffic restrictions are required to
ensure repairs underneath are carried out safely and we advise motorists to
take alternative routes wherever possible.
“We understand that these works can cause inconvenience
but we ask people to please bear with us whilst we carry out the essential
Council is undertaking the work as part of the authority’s capital programme
for strengthening and maintenance of highway structures that is being funded by
central government through the Local Transport Plan.
Although the restrictions may cause some
inconvenience, it is necessary to ensure the safety of the public and those
undertaking the works.
Each year the
Council maintains thousands of kilometres of roads, bus lanes, footways, cycle
ways, tracks and bridleways and more than 200 bridges.