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ESSENTIAL ROAD IMPROVEMENTS TO BRIDGE NEAR POCKLINGTON TO LAST UP TO THREE WEEKS

Essential road improvements are to be carried out to Hagg Bridge in East Cottingwith, near Pocklington, which will mean a closure of up to three weeks.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is to resurface the road over the bridge, on the B1228 road between Melbourne and Sutton upon Derwent, with the work due to start on Monday 13th November.

The work is scheduled to finish and the bridge reopened on Friday 1st December.

A closure of the bridge is necessary to make sure the work is carried out safely and as quickly as possible.

The repairs follow major improvements carried out on the bridge in 2020. However, the council has since noticed problems with the road surface.

Therefore, the road surface will be fully replaced to make sure it is stronger, lasts a long time and to protect it against potholes and other damage.

During the work, the bridge will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians to ensure everyone’s safety.

The official diversion will be Hagg Lane, Main Street (Melbourne), York Road, Sutton Lane, The Street, Main Street (Sutton Upon Derwent) and Common Lane.

Councillor Paul West, the council’s cabinet member for transport and environment, said: “Unfortunately this closure is unavoidable because of the work being carried out and the machinery involved.

“We know this work will cause inconvenience, but we need to make sure the road surface is robust and will last for years to come.

“I want to thank the local community for bearing with us while these improvements are carried out.”

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