Andrew has provided the following update on the ongoing Ouse Bridge works.
Andrew reports, "National Highways have explained that they have been affected by the inclement weather in recent weeks which has meant delays to the concrete pours that had been scheduled to take place. They are now in a position to undertake a concrete pour this weekend.
"They inform me that they will be closing the dedicated lane and J37 eastbound (Howden) exit slip tonight, pouring the concrete on Saturday (28 October) before opening the slip road on Monday night once the concrete has cured. As explained previously, the concrete pour will form new concrete ‘nibs’ for the half joints in the eastbound hardshoulder and lane one on the bridge. National Highways have been recording the effects of the traffic on the eastbound carriageway for a number of weeks to establish whether a closure would be necessary for the concrete pour and, unfortunately, they have no option but to close the lane. This will avoid settlement of the concrete due to the vibration of the traffic.
"They have apologised for the late notice regarding this weekend’s closure, which they say has been tight to achieve.
"As ever, I will continue to keep residents updated on the ongoing works."