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Sutton Bridge: A17 swing bridge repairs resume next week




Cross Keys Bridge at Sutton Bridge will remain two-way working until Tuesday, October 15, Lincolnshire County Council has confirmed today.

The swing bridge re-opened to two-way traffic on Friday after the council's supplier was unable to provide sufficient material to re-surface the eastbound lane.

Richard Waters, the council's principal engineer- structures, said today: "We're making good progress with the bridge repairs, and have completed the resurfacing of the westbound carriageway.

Three-way traffic lights saw queues build up last week
Three-way traffic lights saw queues build up last week

"Unfortunately, our supplier is currently unable to provide sufficient material to resurface the eastbound carriageway, so we have taken the decision to temporarily re-open the A17 to two-way traffic in the meantime.

"We expect to start the next stage of resurfacing on Tuesday, October 15. However, we do allow time for such unforeseen circumstances when planning works, so we still expect to have the repairs completed by October, 25."

October 25 was the council's original target date for completion of the works.

A camera drone shot showing roadworks at Cross Keys Bridge. Photo: Mike Barton
A camera drone shot showing roadworks at Cross Keys Bridge. Photo: Mike Barton

The £100,000 project began last Monday (September 30) with the westbound lane closure and massive queues built up along the A17, Bridge Road in Sutton Bridge, and on the diversion route via Wisbech.


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