Work to be carried out on Taw Bridge

Photo of Taw Bridge

Posted on: 28 November 2019

Essential work will be carried out at Taw Bridge in Barnstaple, starting from next week.

The existing parapets are being replaced, initially on the west side of the bridge from Monday (2 December).

The footpath on this side of the bridge will be closed and pedestrians will be diverted via Barnstaple Long Bridge and along the South West Coast Path.

A 20mph speed restriction will be in place while work is being undertaken in order to protect the public and site staff. However, the bridge will remain fully open to traffic.

This first phase of work is expected to be completed before Christmas and no restrictions will be in place during the holidays once this section is complete.

In early January, work will get underway to replace the parapet on the east side of the bridge. A 20mph speed restriction will again be in place, and lanes will be narrowed on both carriageways.

During this second phase, vehicles will have full access across the bridge and the footpath on the west side will be open.

The scheme is expected to be completed by the end of January.

2 comments on “Work to be carried out on Taw Bridge

  1. Tracey says:

    We are now in March, work has not been completed, haven’t seen any workers there for weeks, barriers have been blown down and left to be a danger to the public for weeks too. What a shambles and a waste of mine and everybody else’s taxes

    • Hi Tracey, Unfortunately work on the east side of the bridge has been hampered by recent storms and high winds. We will be closing the bridge overnight on the evening of Monday 9 March to install improved traffic management barriers. Work is planned to resume the next day and should be completed by the end of the month.

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