Wirral bridge to be closed for urgent repairs

Wirral Globe: Tower Road 'A' Bridge Tower Road 'A' Bridge

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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10:10pm Tue 11 Feb 14

benny07 says...

IF THE IDIOTIC CLLRS PUT A BIT OF THOUGHT INTO THIS IE CLLR HARRY NO BRAIN,THIS WOULD HELP AVOID TONS OF HGV LORRIES CUTTING ACROSS BIRKENHEAD TOWN CENTRE ,WHEN EVEN MORE CHILDREN ABOUT DUE TO HALF TERM ,PUT SIGNS ON THE M53 AT THE A41 EXIT EASTHAM & KEEP ALL HEAVY TRAFFIC ON THE M53 ALL THE WAY DOWN TO BIRKENHEAD DOCKS,& RETURN BY THE SAME ROUTE,WITH WALLSEY TUNNEL ON THE SAME ROUTE FOR TRUCKS BUSES & COACHES,ITS A NO BRAINER ,UNLESS YOU WORK FOR THE COUNCIL & DONT GIVE A TOSS ,ABOUT THE SAFTEY & WELFARE,OF THE LOCAL BIRKENHEAD PUBLIC,WHO WILL, LETS FACE IT ,NEVER VOTE YOU LABOUR CLOWNS IN EVER AGAIN...!!!
IF THE IDIOTIC CLLRS PUT A BIT OF THOUGHT INTO THIS IE CLLR HARRY NO BRAIN,THIS WOULD HELP AVOID TONS OF HGV LORRIES CUTTING ACROSS BIRKENHEAD TOWN CENTRE ,WHEN EVEN MORE CHILDREN ABOUT DUE TO HALF TERM ,PUT SIGNS ON THE M53 AT THE A41 EXIT EASTHAM & KEEP ALL HEAVY TRAFFIC ON THE M53 ALL THE WAY DOWN TO BIRKENHEAD DOCKS,& RETURN BY THE SAME ROUTE,WITH WALLSEY TUNNEL ON THE SAME ROUTE FOR TRUCKS BUSES & COACHES,ITS A NO BRAINER ,UNLESS YOU WORK FOR THE COUNCIL & DONT GIVE A TOSS ,ABOUT THE SAFTEY & WELFARE,OF THE LOCAL BIRKENHEAD PUBLIC,WHO WILL, LETS FACE IT ,NEVER VOTE YOU LABOUR CLOWNS IN EVER AGAIN...!!! benny07

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