Video Loading

We are into the second week of the major roadworks taking place on Burton Bridge.

Traffic has been busy so far and it is set to last for up to 10 weeks.

The work is part of a major £6.1 million improvement scheme aiming to strengthen and safeguard both of bridges over the River Trent in the town centre, which are major routes into Burton.

If the work is not done on Burton Bridge there is a the risk that a weight restriction might have to be imposed in the future - and the bridge might have to eventually close, a top county councillor has said.

The work had been planned to start at the beginning of the year but was postponed amid fury from businesses hit hard after the closure of the town's other main bridge over the River Trent - St Peter's Bridge - last year. The repairs to the two bridges are part of a £6.1 million improvement scheme.

There have been periods when traffic is queuing across the town, particularly during morning and evening rush hours. We aim to keep you up to date with all the traffic news so you can plan your journey.

Follow our live updates throughout the day.

That's all folks

Join us again tomorrow for more news on Burton Bridge as it happens

Usual routes reporting congested traffic

The usual routes in and out of Burton are congested due to the bridge work.

Both the A511 Ashby Road and A444 Stapenhill Road are reporting slow traffic and this is due to the closure of the A511 bridge for bridge maintenance work.

Road eases following accident

There was congestion out of Burton this afternoon due to an accident near St Peter’s Bridge.

The road between Orchard Street (Evershed Roundabout) and A444 St Peter’s Street / Main Street was partially blocked in both directions, according to traffic and travel information service Inrix.

It is believed the traffic is now clearing

Midland Classic lowering some fares

See what Midland Classic is doing to help us out during the bridge works

Read the story here.

Good weather set to help with work schedule

Engineers will be making the most of the good weather this week to press on with the essential repair work to safeguard the future use of Burton Bridge.

As the project enters the second week, crews will be working seven days a week and additional twilight shifts on week days to complete the major strengthening, resurfacing and drainage works as quickly as possible.

One lane of the bridge remains open to traffic into Burton to encourage people to visit the town and support local businesses and also allow the emergency services to plan and manage their journeys. Cyclists and pedestrians can also use the bridge.

Congestion on Guild Street

There is traffic on Guild Street between Horninglow Street and Evershed Roundabout.

Travel time is eight minutes.

Travel time increased to 13 minutes

Travel time on the A511 Ashby Road westbound before Stapenhill Road has increased to 13 minutes.

Traffic begins to build in the town

Traffic on Ashby Road

Traffic information company Inrix is reporting that there is heavy traffic on the A511 Ashby Road before Stapenhill Road.

Travel time is around four minutes.