Bridge roadworks could be finished early

The Station Road bridge.
The Station Road bridge.

MAJOR £400,000 works which have seen Station Road closed for the past three weeks could be finished ahead of schedule.

However, today (Thursday November 1) and tomorrow, Friday November 2, the area affected by the closure will be extended along Station Avenue from Midway Avenue to Quay Road roundabout.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council engineers have been repairing the carriageway along the full length of Station Road, including the Hilderthorpe Road junction, as well as re-waterproofing the railway bridge deck.

The re-waterproofing work on the bridge has now been completed, but John McCann, senior engineer highway projects at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The closure will go along to the Quay Road roundabout, during the day, on Thursday and Friday and unfortunately vehicles will not be allowed along that section of road over those two days.

“There will be some changes to the route the 505 bus has been taking and we will try and ensure people aren’t affected too badly by the changes.

“Overall, the work is going well and we have finished the re-waterproofing. We originally estimated that the closures would last around five weeks, but I am confident it will be finished before that.

“Residents and the local community have been very supportive of the work and we have not had many complaints, so I would like to thank them.”

The works began on Monday, October 8 with roads closing to all vehicles from Thursday, October 11. Vehicles will continue to be diverted along a signed diversion route of Hilderthorpe Road, Springfield Avenue and Quay Road until the works are completed.