Ouse bridge repair work due to finish next winter

January 23, 2023

National Highways have issued an update about the ongoing works to the M62 Ouse Bridge.

In a statement, they said: “We would like to thank road users for their patience during November and December as we progressed overnight work on the Ouse Bridge. We can confirm that the temporary plates which cover the faulty joint on the eastbound carriageway have now been exchanged; this will allow us to continue to keep the road open while we work to replace the joint.

“We have also completed other work including areas of surfacing and the installation of safety cameras which monitor and enforce the 30mph temporary speed limit on the bridge. The speed limit is in place to minimise vibration across the plates and for the safety of our customers and our workforce as we are running two lanes of traffic in either direction using narrow lanes.”

The authority has also been working closely with Natural England whilst the works have been going on, to ensure that nature and wildlife are protected from the maintenance activities on the bridge. They added: “From Monday, January 9, damaged drainage covers across the whole of the bridge deck are being replaced, and drainage is being worked on associated with the new joints. This work will take place overnight. We will continue to build the scaffold base ready to erect the scaffolding which we aim to have in place by the end of March, ready for the faulty joint replacement in April. “We anticipate to finish the replacement of all eight joints by winter 2023.”

Work has been ongoing on the M62 Ouse Bridge. (19-01-03 SU)

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