Folly Bridge repair work due to last five weeks

People who use Oxford’s Folly Bridge are being warned to expect disruption for four weeks while essential repairs are carried out.

Oxfordshire County Council is due to begin repair work on the historic bridge, which carries the A4144 Abingdon Road into the city centre, on Monday 28 March.

Most of the repairs will be carried out from beneath the bridge using floating pontoons, but there will be some excavation required from above, from 4 April.

The work will be carried out between 7.30am - 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, with no noisy work happening before 8.30am. The western footway and edge of carriageway will need to be closed to complete the work.

Pedestrians will be diverted on to the carriageway, which will be narrowed, and traffic controlled by temporary traffic signals. These signals will be installed on 4 April and will be in place for up to four weeks, although the council will try to complete the repairs and remove the traffic restrictions as soon as possible.

To help minimise delays, the temporary traffic signals will be manually controlled from 7am to 7pm, seven days a week. The existing push button pedestrian crossing immediately to the south of the works will be switched off and replaced with temporary push button pedestrian crossing while the traffic restriction is in place.


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