Monday 23 Sep 2019
Residents invited to find out more about essential repairs to Waltham Road bridge in Twyford
Residents in Twyford, near Reading, are invited to attend a Network Rail drop-in session on Tuesday 24 September to find out more about upcoming work to repair the steel and masonry on Waltham Road bridge.
This work is necessary for the continued safe running of the railway and will be taking place from Friday 18 October until Monday 23 December. To allow for the repairs to be carried out safely, a full road closure will be in place on Waltham Road, with a marked diversion route for motorists. Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to use the existing public footpath which follows the railway line from Waltham Road to Southbury Lane. Cyclists will able to use the path if they dismount.
To find out more about the upcoming repairs, residents are invited to a drop-in session at the Annexe, Loddon Hall, Loddon Hall Road, Twyford, RG10 9JA from 4pm - 7pm on Tuesday 24 September 2019. Members of Network Rail staff will be on hand to answer any questions from members of the public.
Scott Pillinger, programme manager for Network Rail said: “The repairs to Waltham Road bridge are essential to allow for the continued safe running of the railway and to ensure that the bridge structure remains sound.
“Thank you to both motorists and the local community for your patience while we carry out this vital maintenance work.”
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