Start date delayed on major A38 roadworks
Major roadworks on the A38 which are scheduled to last six months have been delayed.
Works are due to begin in February and last for six months on the Barton Turn bridge, which crosses over the A38 at Barton under Needwood just south of Burton.
However, according to a spokesman from Highways England, the firm set to lead the works, the start date has now been delayed slightly and will no longer start in the middle of February.
He could not give an estimate on when the project would now begin, but added that the delay was down to the design of the works being reviewed.
Speed limits will be in place and lanes narrowed on the A38 itself beneath the bridge while the works are carried out.
It is not known how much the speed will be reduced by, but more information will be released closer to the time.
They were scheduled to be in place until Tuesday, August 18 initially.
Traffic lights will be in place on the bridge throughout, however some weekend road closures may be required, Highways England previously said.
The Barton bridge was identified for maintenance works in a bid to “protect and prolong the life of the structure”, according to the roadworks authority.