Wakefield 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 15 June in Sandal. The work that was
scheduled to commence in March was delayed due to the Government restrictions
during the coronavirus outbreak.
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
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
Although the restrictions may cause some inconvenience, it
is necessary to ensure the safety of the public and those undertaking the
Each year the Council maintains thousands of kilometres of
roads, bus lanes, footways, cycle ways, tracks and bridleways and more than 200