Information received from Worcestershire County Council
The Crookbarrow Way Footbridge ramps will be closed on Monday 3rd August for up to 2 weeks for work on the parapet fence and handrails to be completed. This work will be carried out during normal working hours. Advance notice signage will be displayed later this week. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the ramps and steps will be fully open thereafter.
Crookbarrow Way (foot/cycleway and carriageway) and Crookbarrow Way Footbridge will be fully closed in both directions from 9pm on Friday 14th until 5am on Monday 17th August to carry out some final touches to the Crookbarrow Way Footbridge that have been delayed due to Covid-19. This includes painting some small sections of steelwork and re-tensioning the bridge hangers which is a standard procedure once a bridge of this kind has “settled”. We will take advantage of the closure to carry out other works on Crookbarrow Way that would otherwise require a closure or lane restrictions eg landscaping. Some of the work on the bridge will take place at night and will require floodlighting. Although we do not expect the work to be noisy, we will deliver letters to immediate neighbours as a courtesy early next week. There may be some periods of inactivity during the closures while, for example, paint cures, but we will try to be as efficient with the time as possible. A diversion for the road closure will be signed via London Road/Bath Road (high-sided vehicles have an alternative route) and advanced warning signs will be displayed on site early next week. If the road and or bridge can be closed slightly later on the Friday and/or opened earlier than the Monday morning, they will be.
We have taken the precaution of booking a closure for the following weekend as contingency in case adverse weather prevents the work being completed as planned.