Wakefield Council to carry out essential bridge repair work

08/06/2020, PR-9425

Essential repair work to one of the district’s highway structures is to start next week on 15 June in Sandal.  The work that was scheduled to commence in March was delayed due to the Government restrictions during the coronavirus outbreak.

Cllr Matthew Morley
Cllr Matthew Morley

Major 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.

Cllr 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 bridge repairs.”

Wakefield 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.