Andrew has received an update on the planned closure of Boothferry Bridge, to allow the removal of the traffic lights and traffic management to be removed.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council explained the following:
“As you are aware, National Highways encountered technical difficulties with the works they were carrying out to reopen part of the M62 Ouse Bridge eastbound carriageway, which in turn allows vehicles to leave at Junction 37—towards Howden. Their work was finally completed last Thursday morning (14 July), however they had to close the eastbound running lane during the evening of Friday 15 July to test their temporary repair works, which was when we had planned to close Boothferry Bridge to complete our works. We therefore took the difficult decision to postpone our planned closure.
I am pleased to report that we have agreed with National Highways that we will now close Boothferry Bridge on Friday 22 July at 10am and reopen fully at 6am on Saturday 23 July. This closure will allow us to complete the remaining works and remove the traffic lights and traffic management. In respect of the eastern footpath, this will be fully open from 6am on Saturday 23 July.
The bridge deck re-waterproofing and resurfacing is to be incorporated into a future planned highway maintenance scheme, which will likely include the south and northbound approaches to Boothferry Bridge. There are no plans to carry out this work during this financial year. The future scheme will become incorporated into the planned highway maintenance programme, which is reviewed and prioritised on an annual basis. It is currently anticipated that these future works will be undertaken next financial year, or the year after that.”