Motorists warned of Manton Lane closure as footbridge is installed this weekend

Manton Lane (image Google Maps)

Motorists are advised to avoid Manton Lane at the weekend as it will be closed while a new footbridge is installed.

The installation, which aims to improve pedestrian safety and traffic flow, was delayed due to an outbreak of Covid-19 (coronavirus) at a sub-contractor’s facility.

The works will take place between 18:00 on Friday 22 January and 06:00 on Monday 25 January.

The road will be closed throughout these works and a signed diversion will be in place via Brickhill Drive, Kimbolton Road, Tavistock Street and Clapham Road.

Once installed the bridge will undergo a final safety inspection before being opened to the public.

Free hourly shuttle bus

Due to the disruption this closure will cause to local bus services, with three stops unable to be served by the number 6 bus, the Council will be providing a free hourly return shuttle bus service between the Manton Lane junction with Turner Way and the Bus Station (Bay L).

This will run from 9.00 to 18.30 on the Saturday and 10.00 to 17.30 on the Sunday.

Cllr Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for Highways said: “We are reminding people that this road will be closed for this bridge installation to take place this weekend.

“Once installed and opened, this footbridge will make it easier for pedestrians to cross this busy road, improve road safety and ease congestion in this area.

“Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we carry out this installation.”

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