Postponed bridge closures on Kenilworth road will happen in December

The closure of the bridges on Common Lane to traffic which were postponed earlier this month will now take place in December.

Monday, 26th November 2018, 4:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 5:07 pm
The bridges will be closed from Monday December 3 to Friday December 21.

The bridges over the Greenway and the railway tracks were supposed to shut from Monday November 12 to Monday December 10 due to ‘emergency works’ being needed to divert a gas pipe.

But contractors Galliford Try sent a letter out to nearby residents on Friday November 9 telling them the work would be postponed until further notice due to complaints over the disruption and the planned diversion down Albion Street.

Now, the bridges are set to close from Monday December 3 to Friday December 21 with a different diversion route.

Instead of Albion Street, drivers will be diverted down Dalehouse Lane, Stoneleigh Road and the Coventry Road.

The works are also taking less time to complete - three weeks instead of four.

Gerry Rutter, who runs interior design company Leisure Concepts on the Common Lane industrial estate, welcomed the shorter time for the works to be completed, but said the work should have taken place during the Christmas holidays.

He said: "The downside is they're not doing it during school and university holiday times. But I understand the next available window for the works was in March."

Common Lane has had temporary traffic lights on it to allow the building of an access route to a new 93-home development on the ‘Crackley Triangle’.