Nottinghamshire County Council has today updated that work has now started on the repairs on Lady Bay Bridge with the structural scaffolding now in place.
Councillor Neil Clarke, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment said: “The specialist bridge contractor is preparing the brick work this week ready to start the main repair work next week with the aim of completion by the end of August.
“Given the local heritage of the bridge, materials are being sourced which match the existing style. The parapet will also be rebuilt to replicate the previous design and wherever possible we’re reusing materials.
“This is important route in and out of the City and following the accident we’re working really hard to get it reopened as soon as possible. Now we have the specialist staff on-site that should be within 4-weeks.”
Traffic is currently able to use the bridge coming out of the city which is to ensure congestion is minimised. The southbound direction was chosen for the partial reopening to make sure that congestion doesn’t build up in the city and affect the movement of emergency vehicles.
Councillor Clarke added: “We will be keeping motorists and local residents updated as the work progresses and would like to thank everyone for their patience whilst the repair work is carried out”