A303 River Avon bridge repairs

Highways England operates, maintains and improves England’s motorways and major A roads. I’m writing to let you know about works in your area.

The bridge which carries the A303 over the River Avon (to the east of Countess roundabout) is in need of repair ahead of our Amesbury to Berwick Down improvement scheme. We’ll carry out concrete repairs, replace the bridge bearings and joints and finally replace surfacing and lining. The majority of work will be carried out under lane closures. However full overnight closures will be in place for bearing and joint replacement. We’ll work overnight when traffic flows are at their lowest and both directions of travel will be affected. Please accept our apologies in advance for any disruption this may cause.

Works
Start – 19 October 2020
End – 26 March 2021

Traffic management

Lane closures

• Eastbound – Lane 1 will be closed 24/7 for the duration of the works back to the single carriageway section, but will be re-opened for the Christmas getaway period.
• Westbound – Lane 1 will be closed overnight Monday to Friday from 8pm in the evening to 6am the following morning; 20 October to 27 November 2020.

Full overnight road closures will be in place from 8pm in the evening to 6am the following morning on the following dates –

• Eastbound
o 04 Jan 2021,
o 1 & 2 March 2021
o 10,11,12,15,16 March 2021
o 26 March 2021

• Westbound
o 10 Feb 2021
o 4,5,8,9 March 2021

Locally signed diversions will be in place.

We always aim to work to the programme, however unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather may mean changes to it. We’ll keep you updated of changes in the programme via advance roadside warning signs. For up to date information on all our closures, please follow us on Twitter at @HighwaysSWEST alternatively please visit www.trafficengland.com
If you have any questions or comments about the work, or would like further information, please contact Highways England Customer Contact Centre (open 24/7) on 0300 123 5000 or by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact Amesbury Town Council

Amesbury Town Council
The Bowman Centre
Shears Drive
Amesbury
SP4 7XT

Phone: 01980 622999
Email: townclerk@amesburytowncouncil.gov.uk