Springfield Road to close again tonight for work on Grantham rail bridge

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Springfield Road will be closed at its junction with London Road from 7pm tonight as repairs continue on the rail bridge.

This is one of a series of closures that will enable Network Rail to put protection beams in place, which must be done after a few weeks to allow the concrete to set. The current diversion route will continue to be in place via the A52, London Road, Wharf Road, and the A607 Harlaxton Road. The road will be reopened at 8am tomorrow.

One further closure is due next week overnight on Saturday from 7pm.

Pedestrian access will continued to be maintained via the adjacent subway, and two-way access on Springfield Road will be maintained for businesses and residents via Harlaxton Road.

Area Highways Manager Mark Heaton said: “Due to the type of work being done and for the safety of drivers and workers, it is necessary to close the road while work is carried out to prevent future strikes on the bridge. We’d ask for your patience while this essential work is carried out.”

Justin Page, area director at Network Rail, said: “We’re installing collision protection beams at the railway bridge on Springfield Road to help reduce the disruption caused by vehicle strikes. Unfortunately the bridge has been struck numerous times in the past as a result of driver error, which has caused significant delays to train services and often road users.

“In the future these beams will take the brunt of any strike, which will enable us to open the railway line and road more quickly and efficiently.”

For more information, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/roadworks or follow @LincsCC_roads on Twitter.