A Letter from Network Rail:
Network Rail needs to undertake essential improvement work, these improvements are a vital aspect of our strategy to deliver a better railway for Britain.
Improvement work will be undertaken from 2 May 2017 to 27 October 2017. This work will involve the reconstruction of the life expired existing railway bridge that spans Spa Road, the River Witham and Waterside South using a large crane sited in the old power station site during days and nights:
02 May 2017 – 27 October 2017 Monday to Saturday 07.00hrs – 17.30hrs
24 June 2016 – 22 October 2017 Saturday 21.00hrs – Sunday 12.00 midday
04 August 2017 – 14 August 2017 24-Hour Working to Replace Bridge
The main bridge reconstruction work will be carried in a 10-day no train period from 4 August to 14 August 2017 where 24-hour working will take place.
In order to facilitate the works traffic management in the form of lane closures and road closures will be in place on Waterside South and Spa Road at various times. Signage will be erected locally 2-weeks in advance to provide information of planned road closures. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.
We understand that working overnight is far from ideal, but we are obliged to work on the railway at times that cause least disruption to trains. Unfortunately this means carrying out a lot of our work at weekends or overnight.
The equipment we use means some disturbance is unavoidable, but we will make every effort to minimise any unnecessary noise. Furthermore, those working on site are briefed on working responsibly in the local community.
I hope this information is helpful and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience these essential works may cause. However, if you have any additional questions or concerns, please visit www.networkrail.co.uk or telephone our 24-Hour National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41.