Bridge shuts for six months

Daily Echo: Previous work being carried out on Central Bridge Previous work being carried out on Central Bridge

MOTORISTS are being warned that they will face months of traffic misery as a busy Southampton bridge will be closed for six months starting on Monday.

Central Bridge will be closed for 24 weeks for repairs after Southampton City Council secured Government cash to carry them out.

Without the work, say council transport chiefs, the 130-year-old bridge is likely to deteriorate.

The bridge which is next to the Itchen Bridge and Terminus Terrace, will have work carried out by Balfour Beatty to replace a failing waterproof layer.

The repairs will cost nearly £1.7m.

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11:24am Sat 29 Mar 14

m27 says...

Is this in the same area that has just caused traffic problems due to the new, even more dangerous, traffic lights at the end of the Itchen Bridge? Is this the same bridge that was closed for a long time last year for repairs?? Is this within the same area that has on-going road works??? Why is this bridge shutting again for more repairs so soon? Whoever is in charge of roads from Southampton City Council needs to be sacked!!!!!
Is this in the same area that has just caused traffic problems due to the new, even more dangerous, traffic lights at the end of the Itchen Bridge? Is this the same bridge that was closed for a long time last year for repairs?? Is this within the same area that has on-going road works??? Why is this bridge shutting again for more repairs so soon? Whoever is in charge of roads from Southampton City Council needs to be sacked!!!!! m27
  • Score: 11

11:39am Sat 29 Mar 14

bigfella777 says...

It's not the works it's the timescale, 6 months. I suppose they will have the usual executive road technicians who only work 9 to 3.30 Mon to Thursday .
It should be given to whoever can do the best job the quickest
It's not the works it's the timescale, 6 months. I suppose they will have the usual executive road technicians who only work 9 to 3.30 Mon to Thursday . It should be given to whoever can do the best job the quickest bigfella777
  • Score: 8

1:01pm Sat 29 Mar 14

City Final says...

Last time it was shut queues for Itchen Bridge on Woolston side backed right up Portsmouth Rd through Sholing. But that'll be closed as well from Monday for 3 days between bottom of Wrights Hill and Botany Bay Rd. Would suggest anyone trying to get from the Eastside to town on Monday morning leaves about 6am.
Last time it was shut queues for Itchen Bridge on Woolston side backed right up Portsmouth Rd through Sholing. But that'll be closed as well from Monday for 3 days between bottom of Wrights Hill and Botany Bay Rd. Would suggest anyone trying to get from the Eastside to town on Monday morning leaves about 6am. City Final
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1:27pm Sat 29 Mar 14

bigfella777 says...

City Final wrote:
Last time it was shut queues for Itchen Bridge on Woolston side backed right up Portsmouth Rd through Sholing. But that'll be closed as well from Monday for 3 days between bottom of Wrights Hill and Botany Bay Rd. Would suggest anyone trying to get from the Eastside to town on Monday morning leaves about 6am.
Or you could cycle and use the new cycle system that will now lead to a dead end. You couldn't write it really could you?
[quote][p][bold]City Final[/bold] wrote: Last time it was shut queues for Itchen Bridge on Woolston side backed right up Portsmouth Rd through Sholing. But that'll be closed as well from Monday for 3 days between bottom of Wrights Hill and Botany Bay Rd. Would suggest anyone trying to get from the Eastside to town on Monday morning leaves about 6am.[/p][/quote]Or you could cycle and use the new cycle system that will now lead to a dead end. You couldn't write it really could you? bigfella777
  • Score: 3

5:52pm Sat 29 Mar 14

MGBR says...

uhm...wasn't major rework done in the last 2 years, my understanding is that they have closed the bridge again to do the waterproofing they forgot to do when the bridge was worked on last time.

rumour has it they will be doing Northam Bridge next - let chaos ensue (good thing we just spanked a WHOLE load of cash on a stupid cycling junction which has already had 2 serious accidents)
uhm...wasn't major rework done in the last 2 years, my understanding is that they have closed the bridge again to do the waterproofing they forgot to do when the bridge was worked on last time. rumour has it they will be doing Northam Bridge next - let chaos ensue (good thing we just spanked a WHOLE load of cash on a stupid cycling junction which has already had 2 serious accidents) MGBR
  • Score: 4

8:12pm Sat 29 Mar 14

david.parry@uwclub.net says...

Am I imagining it or was that bridge shut for a year 18 months ago. How many roadwork-free days have we had on the bridge in the past 3 years?
Am I imagining it or was that bridge shut for a year 18 months ago. How many roadwork-free days have we had on the bridge in the past 3 years? david.parry@uwclub.net
  • Score: 5

8:10am Sun 30 Mar 14

Kirsty666 says...

Why don't they just shut all of southampton off to deal with the road works then everyone might be happy!!
Why don't they just shut all of southampton off to deal with the road works then everyone might be happy!! Kirsty666
  • Score: 2

6:37pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Tom Liverpool says...

I really feel sorry for Southampton. When Liverpool has road works in either of the two Tunnels under the Mersey, the work is carried out between 8pm. and 6am. all traffic being diverted to the other tunnel, even major schemes, as this seems to be, why does the work need to be done by day for 24 weeks , it defeats logic. And why in the summer? when you have most of the cruise traffic.
I really feel sorry for Southampton. When Liverpool has road works in either of the two Tunnels under the Mersey, the work is carried out between 8pm. and 6am. all traffic being diverted to the other tunnel, even major schemes, as this seems to be, why does the work need to be done by day for 24 weeks , it defeats logic. And why in the summer? when you have most of the cruise traffic. Tom Liverpool
  • Score: 0

1:09am Mon 31 Mar 14

03alpe01 says...

Tom Liverpool wrote:
I really feel sorry for Southampton. When Liverpool has road works in either of the two Tunnels under the Mersey, the work is carried out between 8pm. and 6am. all traffic being diverted to the other tunnel, even major schemes, as this seems to be, why does the work need to be done by day for 24 weeks , it defeats logic. And why in the summer? when you have most of the cruise traffic.
ask Southampton City Council. None of us have any idea whatsoever.
[quote][p][bold]Tom Liverpool[/bold] wrote: I really feel sorry for Southampton. When Liverpool has road works in either of the two Tunnels under the Mersey, the work is carried out between 8pm. and 6am. all traffic being diverted to the other tunnel, even major schemes, as this seems to be, why does the work need to be done by day for 24 weeks , it defeats logic. And why in the summer? when you have most of the cruise traffic.[/p][/quote]ask Southampton City Council. None of us have any idea whatsoever. 03alpe01
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4:18am Mon 31 Mar 14

dolphin68 says...

Be interesting to see what excuse they give considering southampton city council does not exactly own the Itchen bridge that is why there are no speed restrictions they have a contract with france
Be interesting to see what excuse they give considering southampton city council does not exactly own the Itchen bridge that is why there are no speed restrictions they have a contract with france dolphin68
  • Score: 0

10:03am Mon 31 Mar 14

SotonNorth says...

Yes, the Central Bridge was closed for over a year a couple of years ago for structural repairs. It is a joke that it is being closed for so long so soon after major works. It would have been quicker and cheaper to replace the bridge.
Yes, the Central Bridge was closed for over a year a couple of years ago for structural repairs. It is a joke that it is being closed for so long so soon after major works. It would have been quicker and cheaper to replace the bridge. SotonNorth
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