B5065 Soulton Bridge
We would like to inform you that accident damage bridge repair works to Soulton Bridge, which carries the B5065 over Soulton Brook to the northeast of Wem, commence on Monday 3 September 2018.
The bridge parapet was extensively damaged in early November 2017 after a heavy goods vehicle collided with the upstream parapet of the bridge resulting in severe damage to the bridge spandrel and parapet. Traffic lights were erected in November 2017 and have remained in place since.
The repair works will involve rebuilding the upstream parapet and elevation using predominantly new stone, general repointing of the structure in lime mortar and resurfacing of the carriageway over the bridge.
Unfortunately in order to carry out the proposed work safety it will be necessary to close the bridge to vehicular traffic. The work is expected to last for up to six weeks.
Due to the nature of the repairs a road closure and traffic diversion will be required for the duration of the works. The planned diversion route will be from the B5065 onto the A49 back towards Shrewsbury then onto the B5063 into Wem and back onto the B5065 and vice versa. Access to frontages will be maintained up to the bridge closure. Access over the bridge for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will remain available throughout the works.
Inevitably there will be some disruption during these works, for which we apologies in advance.
Regular updates on works progress will be made available on a weekly basis on this page.