This is to inform residents of some important works coming up on the A338 Wantage Road bridge which will involve traffic lights and temporary road closures over coming weekends. This is to allow for the demolition to take place of the old bridge which will allow for the electification of the Great Western railway to continue.
To allow Network Rail to undertake pre-demolition work of the old Wantage Road bridge temporary traffic lights will be set up on 25th October until 4th November 2016.
Two weekend closures of the new bridge will then take place whilst demolition work is undertaken. These will be from 22.00 on 4th November until 06.00 on 7th November and 22.00 on 11th November until 6.00 on 14th November 2016.
I have to admit that I have spent a lot of time chasing up these forthcoming works, having been told when I opened the new bridge (see blog post here), that demoliton of the old bridge would be taking place before the end of the year.