Council urge motorists to “avoid Bruce Street Bridges” tomorrow

Motorists are being urged to avoid Bruce Street Bridges after the morning rush-hour tomorrow as the final surfacing of the junction continues.

Bruce Street Bridges - road surfacing
Bruce Street Bridges – road surfacing

Contractors are planing the carriageway on the east and westbound approaches to the busy junction after 9.30am tomorrow so the current surface can be removed to make way for the new road surface.

However, due to the nature of the work, traffic flow will be extensively restricted and drivers are being advised to only use the junction if it is absolutely necessary in order to avoid being caught in tailbacks. The carriageway will, however, be open to two lanes for the evening peak periods where possible.

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Signs have been placed warning motorists of increased congestion in the area, while residents and businesses have been informed.

The surfacing works started on Monday 23 November and are expected to last for two weeks, subject to weather conditions. Drivers should seek alternative routes if possible during this time as the work has already caused long queues of traffic.

Once the surfacing is complete, the junction will be substantially finished with the finishes touches being made early in the new year.

Work to resurface Kemble Drive has been postponed until the end of January to ease congestion around the Designer Outlet Village during the Christmas and New Year period.