Published on Tuesday, 3rd January 2017


Of all the investments the council made in infrastructure last year, one of the most important received very little attention.


The local authority set aside £1.8m for repairs to the Eastern Road Waterbridge. These works were structural and the engineering advice was that without them, traffic flow would have to have been reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction. This spending accounted for a majority of the money spent on transport capital works last year but giving how vital it is to keep that road fully open it was unavoidable.


The repairs have now been carried out and the bridge should be secure for many years to come. As an aside, there is now an outside chance of getting the Highways Agency to add a protected turning for traffic leaving the A27 heading westbound, so that those vehicles do not have to go round the roundabout. 


Tags: Transport