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Work on Greyhound Bridge nearly finished

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Greyhound Bridge in Lancaster will be fully open again next week following an overnight closure at the weekend for final resurfacing work.

The task of resurfacing is already underway following recent remedial work to ensure moving parts of the bridge structure are fully protected from water to minimise corrosion and extend its life.

Lane closures are currently in place but this is having minimal impact as traffic is still able to run in both directions.

However on Saturday 18 September the bridge will be fully closed from 10pm to 10am on Sunday morning with a signed diversion in place via Caton Road and the Bay Gateway.

A lane closure will be needed on Sunday as the resurfacing is completed, but the bridge is scheduled to be fully reopen again on Monday afternoon once the site is cleared.

County Councillor Charlie Edwards, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “I’m very grateful for people’s patience while we have carried out some further work which has been needed to the Greyhound Bridge over the school holidays.

“I live and work in Morecambe so I know how inconvenient it can be when we’re carrying out this sort of work, but it is vital to keep the bridge in good shape and reduce the need for future maintenance and the disruption that goes with it.

“I am sure a lot of people will be just as relieved as I am that Greyhound Bridge will be fully reopened next week with a brand new surface.

“I would just ask everyone to please be aware of the overnight closure on Saturday which is needed to carry out the resurfacing efficiently and ensure we can get everything back to normal as soon as possible on Monday.”

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