COUNCIL chiefs have revealed details of a major scheme that will see essential work carried out on a busy Burton bridge
Staffordshire County Council has announced that its highways team will be undertaking improvement work on St Peter’s Bridge overnight on Thursday, October 31.
The resurfacing work will start at 8pm and finish at 6am.
During this time a diversion for through traffic will be clearly signed via Burton Bridge.
Simon Tagg, cabinet support member for transport and connected county for the authority, said: “We are committed to keeping the county’s main arterial routes in good order and the work to the road bridge is essential to ensure it is safe and efficient for motorists to use.
“Our highways teams will be doing their upmost to make sure the work is done as efficiently as possible and to minimise disruption to motorists.
“To do this the improvement work will be carried out over night when the road is quieter.
“I would like to thank members of the public in advance for their co-operation and patience while the work is being carried out.”
Access to the business and retail park centred around the Tesco superstore will be maintained at all times from the western end of St Peter’s Bridge only.
News of this work comes only days after the council revealed that, despite complaints from motorists, no work is planned for Burton Bridge until 2015 at the earliest.
Council chiefs revealed that highways inspectors regularly inspect the road surface along the bridge and patch work to improve any issues uncovered would take place as and when it was deemed necessary.