A1096 St Ives viaduct to close for weekend repairs

The A1096 St Ives viaduct on Harrison Way will be closed for repairs this weekend while repair work is carried out.

The A1096 St Ives viaduct on Harrison Way will be closed for repairs this weekend while repair work is carried out. - Credit: John Sutton / GEOGRAPH

A major Cambridgeshire bridge on the A1096 will be closed for the third weekend in a row. (April 1-4)

The works on the viaduct have been going on for the past few weeks. 

The works which involve repairing ad strengthening bridge joints may cause some disruption to those travelling on the weekend. 

Following the weekend works, there will be more works on April 8. 

Cllr Peter McDonald, chair of the highways and transport committee at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “We are carrying out important repairs to the bridge to make sure it meets the standards on our roads.

"We’re doing the work in the spring so we have the right conditions for strengthening these bridges.

“When we’re working on the bridge in St Ives, we will require access to the entire carriageway.

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"So we are looking to minimise the disruption to traffic by working 24 hours on rotating shifts and at the weekends.

"We hope we can complete one joint per weekend, hence the four dates."

Diversions will be in place and drivers can check their route for any current roadworks on the roadwork map via https://orlo.uk/CH4Af

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