Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Work to start on Hungerford High Street canal footbridge

Work on the footbridge beside the road bridge in Hungerford High Street will begin on 31 October 2011.
The approved design took account of local concerns and has been described as 'sensitive and elegant'

The decision to go ahead with building a safe crossing for pedestrians came after a lengthy consultation with canal users and Hungerford residents who considered a number of possible options which included traffic lights, a pedestrian swing bridge over the canal and a high level footbridge on the west side of the road bridge.

The work is being done by contractors Alun Griffiths who expect the bridge to be complete by 2 March 2012. and they say that the work should not cause major problems for traffic and pedestrians using the road bridge.

There are three days planned when there will be of traffic light controlled lane closures in November and over two nights in mid-February the road will be completely closed and traffic diverted through Newbury and Andover.
The canal bridge in Hungerford High Street — there were some concerns about the visual impact of a footbridge on this, the western side of the bridge.


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