29th June 2022

Network Rail to hold public meeting on St Margaret Street railway bridge replacement

Network Rail has announced a public meeting on the replacement of the St Margaret Street railway bridge in Bradford on Avon.

The public drop-in meeting will be held at St Margaret’s Hall on Monday, 11 July between 4pm and 6pm. Network Rail will have an on-screen presentation on the project.

The railway company is due to begin the work on Monday, 5 September 2022 and finish Monday, 3 April 2023. Below is the list of routes impacted, as well as the suggested alternative routes:

A) A363 (Part), Bradford on Avon; from its junction with Frome Road to its junction with Junction Road.

B) Footpath 32 (Part), Bradford on Avon; from its junction with A363 for a distance of approximately 10m in a north-easterly direction.

Additionally, there will be a temporary suspension of the existing One-Way Order on A363 St Margaret’s Street to facilitate a diversion for traffic.

Alternative route A): via Junction Road – B3109 and vice versa.

Alternative route B): via A363 – St Margaret’s Hill – Footpath 32 (unaffected length) and vice versa.

“It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions,” the closure order said.

“Access will be maintained for residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works.

“The order for closure A will have a maximum duration of 18 months and the order for closure B will have a maximum duration of six months.”