Bromham Road bridge to open for two-way traffic next week

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Bromham Road bridge
Bromham Road bridge will be closed from 24 June and won't reopen for almost a year.

Bromham Road bridge, which is currently undergoing major works to support the Midland main line upgrade will reopen to two-way traffic next Friday (19 April).

The bridge has been closed to vehicles leaving the town since early March, for Network Rail to remove and relocate utilities running through the bridge.

As this work is now due to complete, the bridge will be now be reopened to two way traffic during the day.

There will, however, be two-way traffic lights over the bridge controlling traffic flow until 21 June overnight.

The project will eventually see the bridge demolished and a new higher bridge put in its place, but this work will continue overnight after the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

The bridge is being raised to allow for a safe distance for new overhead electric lines. Which will electrify the line between Bedford, Kettering and Corby as part of the Midland main line upgrade.

The bridge upgrades are due to finish in 2020.

Updated information on the project can be found at nr.co.uk/bromham