Overnight closures planned for Bridge Road

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Posted on: 10 January 2020

Bridge Road in Exeter will be closed overnight next week (w/c Monday 13 January) while repairs are carried out to the Swing Bridge.

The repairs will aim to resolve a mechanical issue that has developed with the Swing Bridge and has increased the time it takes to open and close the bridge.

The road is due to be closed from 7pm until 7am from Monday to Thursday next week, starting on the evening of Monday 13 January.

Friday night (17 January) has also been provisionally booked for an overnight closure, but it’s hoped that this will not be needed if work can be completed before then. However, the work is dependent on the weather.

The overnight closures will also be used to enable high friction surfacing to be added to the deck of the Swing Bridge.

During the closure, the diversion route will be signed via Topsham Road, Alphington Road, Marsh Barton and the A379.

Access for pedestrians and cyclists will be available throughout, but they are advised to use the footpath/cyclepath.

4 comments on “Overnight closures planned for Bridge Road

  1. Alli says:

    Will bridge road be closed this Friday the 17th due to the bad weather we have had thank you

  2. Steve Mansfield says:

    Is it passable for cyclists heading on the cycle route towards Dawlish?

  3. Paramedic on nights says:

    Any emergency access over the lifting bridge for Blue light vehicles? Paramedic on nights.

    • Hi, Access will be maintained for emergency services when possible. There may be times when both bridges are open, and therefore emergency service vehicles would need to find an alternative route. The gatemen on site will be made aware if this situation occurs.

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