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#856045 - 5th Feb 2014 7:25pm Bridge A closed AGAIN for repairs!!!
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TOWER Road in Birkenhead will be closed to motorists for a week while urgent repairs to the "A" Bridge are carried out.

The closure, beginning on Saturday, February 15, is necessary after a steel plate on the bridge deck became loose since resurfacing work.

The resurfacing saw the road closed for around 16 weeks in 2012, causing traffic chaos in Birkenhead as HGVs heading to and from the Four Bridges were forced to take diversions through the town.

Tower Road will be closed from its junction with Dock Road and Birkenhead Road along to the Twelve Quays ferry terminal access.

A council spokesman said: "Unfortunately due the age of the bridges, work like this cannot be avoided.

"However it is being undertaken during half-term to minimise disruption as far as possible.

"We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and we will endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum."

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#856161 - 6th Feb 2014 6:04am Re: Bridge A closed AGAIN for repairs!!! [Re: RUDEBOX]
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And that combined with the "improvements" to the junction of the Dock Road and Kelvin Road, just by the A bridge, is going to make a bad situation worse.

How they can narrow the road to one lane and call that an improvement is beyond me. They're had several goes at the roundabout just before the A bridge and STILL haven't got it right.

Wirral BC Highways, the most incompetent council department in the country.

And don't get me started on potholes!

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#856204 - 6th Feb 2014 12:58pm Re: Bridge A closed AGAIN for repairs!!! [Re: RUDEBOX]
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martins lane is in a right state and they are wasting money near to the bridge.
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#856329 - 7th Feb 2014 7:26am Re: Bridge A closed AGAIN for repairs!!! [Re: _Ste_]
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Originally Posted By: _Ste_
martins lane is in a right state and they are wasting money near to the bridge.

It's not only that Ste, there are massive potholes everywhere and they're wasting money "improving" a junction that had nothing wrong with it in the first place.

Why not fix all the potholes first?


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#856406 - 7th Feb 2014 12:45pm Re: Bridge A closed AGAIN for repairs!!! [Re: _Ste_]
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martins lane is in a right state and they are wasting money near to the bridge.
I was driving down Martins Lane the other night, I have never seen a road like that, it's like an assault course.
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#859330 - 19th Feb 2014 3:09pm Re: Bridge A closed AGAIN for repairs!!! [Re: MikeT]
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Originally Posted By: MikeT
And that combined with the "improvements" to the junction of the Dock Road and Kelvin Road, just by the A bridge, is going to make a bad situation worse.

How they can narrow the road to one lane and call that an improvement is beyond me. They're had several goes at the roundabout just before the A bridge and STILL haven't got it right.

Wirral BC Highways, the most incompetent council department in the country.

And don't get me started on potholes!



I drove down that road this morning, they've made the extended pavement a cycle lane and put back the 2 lanes now so people can turn right and not annoy us lot trying to use the bridge when it's not under going work or going up at peak times.

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#859492 - 19th Feb 2014 10:12pm Re: Bridge A closed AGAIN for repairs!!! [Re: RUDEBOX]
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it is causing murder on the roads
corporation, cleveland and price st are now a nuisance to drive at rush hour
many are heading to the penny bridge and the new brighton flyover to dodge this
it is amazing to realise how much chaos this 1 road closure is causing

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#859964 - 22nd Feb 2014 3:23pm Re: Bridge A closed AGAIN for repairs!!! [Re: mikeeb]
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Was pleasantly surprised today to find that the bridge has been reopened early!

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#859966 - 22nd Feb 2014 3:43pm Re: Bridge A closed AGAIN for repairs!!! [Re: RUDEBOX]
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So was i ,sitting at the lights ,glancing at the ride on the corner , when i noticed traffic coming across ,AFTER I HAD GONE ALL THE WAY ROUND....lol

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#860034 - 22nd Feb 2014 7:16pm Re: Bridge A closed AGAIN for repairs!!! [Re: missmahjong]
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I was pleased the bridge was open again thought I'd try that way seeing as it hadn't come up on the roadsigns.
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