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We are into day five of the first week of major work on Burton Bridge.

It has been a busy week 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

That’s all from us today but we will be back with you on Monday. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Traffic is now starting to quieten down in the town

Traffic is now starting to quieten down in the town centre
Traffic is now starting to quieten down in the town centre (Image: Google Maps)

Queuing time in Guild Street around seven minutes

Travel time on Guild Street is currently around seven minutes.

According to Inrix, there is queuing traffic between Horninglow Street and the Evershed Roundabout.

Traffic returned to normal in Shobnall Road

Shobnall Road has now returned to normal.

According to Inrix, the A5189 between A5121 Wellington Road / B5017 Shobnall Road and A444 St Peter’s Street / Main Street has now cleared.

The current traffic situation in Burton town centre

Traffic in Burton town centre
Traffic in Burton town centre (Image: Google Maps)

Traffic is moving well on the A38

Traffic is moving fine on the A38 between Clay Mills and the A50

Update on Hawkins Lane

One of our reporters said driving is crawling down Hawkins Lane but drivers are being courteous and letting drivers out which is keeping it moving.

Traffic is now building up

Traffic is now building up on Wetmore Road past the chip shop, heading on to Wharf Road and Hawkins Lane.

Traffic on Ashby Road, Winshill, has cleared

Traffic on the A511 Ashby Road, in Winshill, heading westbound has now cleared.

The traffic was just before Stapenhill Road.

Delays reduce to six minutes

Travel time between on Guild Street between Horninglow Street and Evershed Roundabout has reduced to six minutes.

Further delays mounting in Burton

Drivers are seeing around eight minutes added to their journeys as they battle through Burton traffic today.

Traffic and travel information service Inrix reports that there is an eight minute delay in Guld Street between Horninglow Street and the Evershed roundabout.

There is queuing traffic across the town.

This is how the town centre is currently looking

This is how the town centre is currently looking
This is how the town centre is currently looking (Image: Google Maps)

Traffic building up

Traffic is now getting heavier already in Guild Street and Union Street.

The roads between Horninglow Street and Evershed roundabout are already reporting gridlocked traffic and a travel time of six minutes has now been reported.

It was originally four minutes.

Heavy traffic reported throughout town

Burton is busier earlier today than it has been all week.

There is busy traffic reported in Guild Street between Horninglow Street and the Evershed roundabout.

Traffic and travel information service Inrix reports that traffic is busy but moving and that the travel time is four minutes.

A511 busy into Burton

There is heavy traffic heading into Burton, due to the bridge partial closure.

The A511 in Ashby Road, Winshill, is busy with motorists trying to access the town. They will have to turn left into Stapenhill Road before turning right on to St Peter’s Bridge.

Bus service delayed

Bus firm Midland Classic has confirmed a bus has broken down in Swadlincote Bus Station

Shobnall Road accident

The incident in Shobnall Road has been cleared, traffic and travel information service Inrix has confirmed

Tram tracks are uncovered

Burton’s tram tracks are being removed from Burton Bridge.

See our latest story here.

In awe of hidden tram tracks

Twitter users have been learning a little about Burton’s history after old tram tracks were uncovered during the work on Burton Bridge

Reports of accident

As the morning rush hour gets underway there are reports of an accident in Shobnall Road.

Traffic and travel information service Inrix reports the accident is located at the junction with Grange Street.

Further details to follow.