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Burton Bridge revamp plans set to begin in 2015

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 16, 2014

By Rob Smyth

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HIGHWAYS chiefs have revealed that no planned works will take place along a busy route in and out of Burton until 2015 at the earliest.

The state of the Burton Bridge has been a bone of contention for drivers for the past 18 months.

Complaints have ranged from issues surrounding the road surface to the regular appearance of potholes across the whole length of the bridge.

However, bosses at Staffordshire County Council have reaffirmed their commitment to undertake refurbishment work during the 2015-16 financial year.

A spokesman for the authority said: "There are no planned works along the bridge in the coming year.

"The next set of scheduled works along Burton Bridge are not until the 2015-16 financial year at the earliest.

"However, we would like to state the bridge, as with many other road surfaces in the town, is regularly inspected by highways teams to make sure that is up to standard.

"If any issues are found that could cause problems for drivers, they are quickly reported and dealt with via a patching system operated across Staffordshire's road networks."

The issue was highlighted in October last year when large sections of the road surface started to crumble and in some cases even coming away in large chunks.

However, despite no major planned works, council staff quickly repaired the issues to ensure that motorists would not face any disruption.

Many thought the road surface was set to be given a revamp when Staffordshire County Council announced a major project to renovate and restore parts of the town's road network in April last year.

This work did see repairs undertaken on the part of Burton Bridge.

However, workers only completed work on about one eighth of the bridge.

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