St Peters Way lane closures 

Town hall

Motorists are being warned of lane closures on St Peters Way from Tuesday, February 17 due to bridge work.

Repairs need to be carried to the bridge on Raikes Lane which runs over St Peters Way.

Both roads will remain open but due to the nature of the work, lane closures will be necessary on St Peters Way and Raikes Lane at different stages.

The whole scheme is expected to finish in May, subject to weather conditions.

Work will take place in two phases. The first stage will see repairs carried out underneath the bridge, which will require one lane of St Peters Way to be closed in both directions in order for the work to be carried out safely.

Lane closures will be in place for a few hundred metres before the junction with Raikes Lane. This phase of work is expected to be completed early April, and when repairs under the bridge are complete St Peters Way will reopen fully.

Stage two of the work involves repair work to the top of the bridge and this will start once work under the bridge is complete. Contractors will move onto Raikes Lane to carry out further work to the bridge, and Raikes Lane will remain open but temporary traffic signals will be in operation. This phase of work is expected to take five weeks.

The slip roads leading to and coming off Raikes Lane, and Raikes Lane recycling centre will remain open throughout the work.

A council spokesman said: “While every effort will be made to minimise disruption, we would like to thank motorists, residents and businesses for their patience and co-operation, and apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during this work.”

Sections of St Peters Way are also due to be resurfaced in March, which will require overnight closures. More information will be released when details are confirmed.

For more information contact the council on 01204 336677 or e-mail

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