Main road into King's Stanley closed during half term
THE main road into King’s Stanley will be closed during half term in order for bridge repairs to be carried out.
Repairs are being made to the 200-year-old Stanley Mills bridge in Ryeford Road South off the A419 after routine bridge inspections revealed a section of the parapet wall needs strengthening.
Work has been scheduled to take place during the half term week to avoid disruption to the local primary school and will begin on Monday, October 28.
A bridge repair team will reconstruct part of the parapet wall using 300 reclaimed three inch bricks and the work should be completed by Friday, November 1.
During the closure a diversion route will be in place along Downton Road and Bath Road.
Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood said, “This bridge is on a route to a local primary school which is why teams are working during the half term here to reduce disruption.”
“I hope local residents will agree that ensuring the future stability and safety of this bridge for years to come far outweighs any short term disruption,” he said.
District councillor Dorcas Binns (Con, Nailsworth) said: “I am very pleased to see that this vital bridge repair work is taking place and I would like to thank highways for scheduling the work to take place during half term to help avoid disruption to local school children and their parents.”
Liz Kirkham, senior bridge engineer at Gloucestershire Highways, said: “This river bridge was built in the 1800s and is an important part of the local area’s industrial heritage.”
“We are taking care to use reclaimed bricks to make sure that masonry repairs fit in with the surrounding area,” she said.
“We would like to thank local residents in advance for their patience during the much needed works.”
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