Network Rail Shirley bridge being replaced

Published on : Saturday, September 10, 2016

29add41ac16c4c7c92d89e0c41f1d02dNetwork Rail engineers are rebuilding a worn-out road bridge next to Shirley railway station in Solihull.

The bridge over the railway on Haslucks Green Road, a main bus route, is over 100 years old.

If the bridge is not rebuilt buses will have to stop going over it – something Network Rail is keen to avoid.

Dom Mottram, scheme project manager, said: “We’re reconstructing the bridge at the end of Shirley station as it has come to the end of its working life.

“There’s never an ideal time to do this kind of work but it has to be done.”
Work requiring traffic management started on the 13 August and will continue until the end of September.

The road will be completely closed to traffic from Saturday 1 October until Friday 11 November as work takes place to replace the bridge.

During this time motorists and cyclists will be diverted via another road route.
A temporary footbridge will be in place to ensure pedestrians have continued access across the railway.

Source:- Network Rail

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