Finchingfield Bridge to be closed for eleven days for essential parapet repairs

Finchingfield Bridge to be closed for eleven days for essential parapet repairs

Road users are being informed about the upcoming closure of Finchingfield Bridge (B1053) for essential repairs.

The bridge is scheduled to be closed from 5am on Monday 17 August and reopen by the end of the day on Thursday 27 August 2020 while essential repairs take place. No vehicles will be permitted to pass over the structure until the works are complete.

Advance warning signs will be in place prior to works to inform drivers, including HGVs, that formal diversions will be operational during the eleven day closure.

Work will not affect the current pedestrian route across the village pond footbridge, nor restrict access to residential properties and businesses in the village. These will be accessible via the signed diversion or alternative local routes.

During this time repairs will be carried out to the parapets, including reconstructing the northern parapet. These works are considered as an interim measure, intended to preserve the bridge’s continued safe use. Additional investigations will also be carried out during the road closure to support the design of a new replacement structure and ongoing temporary works design.

Provisions are being made for an inter-connecting temporary shuttle bus service to be made available to replace the no. 9 and 16 services. Details will be advertised by Stephensons as soon as arrangements are finalised.

For further details about these works please visit the Essex Highways website: https://www.essexhighways.org/transport-and-roads/highway-schemes-and-developments/other-schemes/finchingfield-bridge-b1053-finchingfield.aspx

Should the works be delayed, for example due to adverse weather conditions, then the latest information will be updated on site signage and the above webpage.

Last updated 30 July 2020