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Maintenance works to continue on Marine Way Bridge following bad weather

Routine maintenance will continue to take place on Marine Way Bridge, Southport over the next two weeks due to bad weather delaying works.

The extensive works are scheduled to continue on the bridge, which is now fifteen years old, from Monday, September 30.

In order to carry out the works safely and to allow for access for large equipment, Marine Way Bridge will be closed to all traffic, including pedestrians during weekdays until Friday, October 18.

However to compensate for increased traffic on weekends, the bridge will be reopened temporarily for both weekends commencing October 5 and October 12.

Diversions will be in place throughout the closure to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.

Cllr John Fairclough, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Locality Services, said: “While contractors worked tirelessly to carry out as much work as possible, we are powerless to stop nature from getting in the way!

“The Marine Way Bridge is a vital asset both to our highways network and is the gateway to some of the most beautiful coastline in the North West.

A diversion route will be in place to direct traffic across Marine Lake and advanced signs on Marine Drive at the North and South will allow motorists to choose their preferred route to the East or West of Marine Lake.

For more information about road closures across the borough please visit www.roadworks.org