There will be a 30-mile traffic diversion for bridge closure in Goole

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 12 Jul 2017

A major bridge closure at Goole will mean a 30-mile diversion over two weekends.

ABP, which owns and operates various road bridges in the town, says the temporary closure of South Dock Road Bridge (A161) is needed for essential maintenance work.

Work will take place over the weekends of September 23-25 and September 30-October 2, from 6am each Saturday, to 5am each Monday.

There will be a 30-mile diversion for vehicles, while pedestrians will have alternative access via South Street across the port onto Aire Street.

Chris Green, port manager for Goole & Hull, said: “We would like to apologise for the disruption this essential safety work on the bridge will cause.

“The closures don’t take place for another 11 weeks and we are deliberately giving plenty of warning to help the community to prepare for any disruption.”

Letters have been sent to 22,000 residents in the Goole area to warn the public and a drop-in session will be held by the project team at Tesco.

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Mr Green said: “We have worked closely with the local authorities and the emergency services on a plan to ensure they can still operate.”

Any residents or businesses who would like to talk to the project team about the closure plans are invited to visit the foyer of Tesco, Boothferry Road, Goole , on Thursday, July 20, from 4pm-6.30pm.

Comments are also invited via email to humbercommunications@abports.co.uk by July 24.



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