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Work on new bridge causes delays around Shirley train station

Aisling Kiely 16th Sep, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

DELAYS will continue on the roads around Shirley train station as Network Rail engineers rebuild a worn-out bridge.

The 100-year-old bridge, on Haslucks Green Road, serves as a main bus route and is in desperate need of repair.

Work began on August 13 and the road will remain partially open until the end of September.

The road will then be completely closed from October 1 to November 11 for the project to be completed.

A temporary footbridge will be put in place to ensure pedestrians still have access to the train station, while motorists and cyclists will be diverted via another route.

Project manager, Dom Mottram said: “We’re reconstructing the bridge at the end of Shirley station as it has come to the end of its working life.

“There’s never an ideal time to do this kind of work but it has to be done.”

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