Repairs to the historic Cleveland Bridge Toll House, in Bath, are due to be completed this week, weather permitting.
The specialist repair works began on Monday 23rd April and are anticipated to be finished by the end of this week (as planned), with the two-way temporary traffic signals being removed from Cleveland Bridge in time for the bank holiday weekend.
Councillor Mark Shelford (Conservative, Lyncombe) Cabinet member for Transport and Environment, said: “We thank people for their patience while these works have been carried out. We also thank all those who have worked extended hours to help ensure the repairs could be completed as quickly as possible, in order to minimise disruption.”
The repairs to the Toll House – which was damaged in an accident last year – had to be rescheduled from March due to severe cold weather affecting specialist building materials. Historic England – which is overseeing the works – advised that the lime mortar would not set properly due to the temperatures being below five degrees centigrade.
The council has co-ordinated a series of roadworks in the London Road areas over recent weeks to minimise disruption. The main resurfacing works on London Road have been completed. The work to the loading bay in London Road was put on hold whilst the Toll House repairs were carried out in order to minimise disruption. The loading bay work will resume shortly so that it can be completed.
Gas works have also been completed to avoid further disruption again later in the year.
The council’s Variable Message Signs located across various routes into Bath will display the latest information to drivers.