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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Major work planned for bridge at Rainford, St Helens

Network Rail is planning a major refurbishment of a bridge over the Rainford Bypass (A570) near St Helens. Work to refurbish the bridge will take place during a combination of day and night-time shifts and Network Rail has written to local people and is working closely with St Helens Council to minimise the disruption to all road users and residents.

The work will see the railway bridge refurbished and strengthened so it remains safe and reliable for decades to come.

To complete the work safely, lane closures will be in place on Rainford Road between Mossborough Island and Lodge Lane/Bushy Lane from 7am on Monday 20 July until Monday 19 October 2020.

There will also be full road closures over six weekends. During the weekend closures, a road diversion will be in place and will be clearly signposted. Access for pedestrians and cyclists will remain open throughout the project’s duration.

Nathaly Oshodin, scheme project manager for Network Rail, said: “I’d like to thank residents and road users in advance for their patience while we complete this major upgrade to the railway bridge over the Rainford bypass.

“The Great North Rail Project investment will secure the bridge’s future for road users below and improve the reliability of rail journeys for rail passengers above.”

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