MARTIN’s Bridge is to be closed again next month, writes Gavin Gibbon.
Strengthening and refurbishment work, which closed the bridge from March, has been completed and the road reopened.
However, it will be closed again from August 21 to 23 between 8.45am and 3.45pm each day to allow masonry parapet coping stones to be fitted and also for the resurfacing of the carriageway across the bridge.
Previous diversion signs will be re-erected and the one-way system in Wilton Lodge Park will also remain.
Once the closure is removed, the remainder of the works to install the road markings and signs, plus the removal of the access scaffold and compound, will be carried out, which will take roughly four weeks, with the site being cleared by September 23. During that time stop/go signs will be used to control traffic flow.
Local councillor George Turnbull said: “This has been a long and arduous project and everyone is looking forward to get- ting back to some form of normality.
“But knowing further disruption and inconvenience will happen again in the not-too-distant future, and with continued goodwill from all concerned, there will be relief when all aspects of this project are complete.”