Motorists are reminded about lane closures and contraflows which may affect journey times across the Humber Bridge from this month as essential engineering work resumes.
The scheme to replace the expansion joints at each side of the 1.4-mile long bridge will continue until April 2018 and will involve the use of temporary ramps to enable commuter traffic to use both lanes in each direction. The work, which started in December 2017, will re-commence at 7pm on Monday 8th January with overnight working on weekdays until 6am, and throughout a number of weekends until the works are complete.
The work is being carried out with lane closures to ensure that the safety of the public and workforce is maintained at all times. Motorists with HumberTAG accounts will need to use the toll booths during these periods and all drivers are urged to allow extra time for their journeys, as there is a speed restriction of 30 mph across the bridge and 20mph at the ramps.
Andrew Arundel, Head of Infrastructure, says: “We have a continuing major maintenance programme for the bridge and plan works to be carried out during off-peak periods. I’d like to thank motorists for their continued patience while we carry out this maintenance project. We have plenty of signage to alert drivers to the road conditions but please allow more time to cross the bridge as there could be queueing at the toll booths.”
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