Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Notification of bridge works

Wednesday 26th March Strengthening Willowbank No.2 Bridge, Willow Avenue, Willowbank, Denham The planned works, due to take place earlier this year, were not carried out due to high water level and very rapid flow. After working alongside residents for monitoring the water level, the work has been rescheduled for Monday 31st March, lasting 10 to 12 weeks. The work will take place as follows: The existing outer edge metal beam will be removed and replaced, together with a new reinforced concrete slab, to strengthen and widen the structure. This will improve the existing road narrowing between the bridge papapet wall and buildings. In order to keep the road open, it will be reduced to single file traffic for the duration of the works. Longer waiting times are also anticipated during delivery of machinery and materials. Traffic will be managed using a 'give and take' system to provide a single alternate flow. If this is found to be unsuitable, traffic signals will be used instead. The works also involve some utilities diversions and some of the operations are expected to be carried out overnight. Pedestrian movements will be maintained during this period via the existing footbridge. Every effort will be made to carry out the works with minimum disturbance, and Transport for Buckinghamshire apologises for any inconvenience caused during this time. Any queries should be directed to TfB's contact centre - 0845 230 2882.