UPDATED - TfB urges road users not to move safety barriers on Broughton Bridge06/04/17
Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) has become aware that some road users have moved safety barriers at Broughton Lane bridge, and attempted to use the road. TfB will now need to monitor the site daily to ensure the barriers remain in place, and wishes to impress on all road users the importance of not vandalising the traffic management measures (barriers, signs and cones) that have been put in place – these are to maintain the public’s safety as the bridge has been severely damaged.
Transport for Buckinghamshire received a call today, Thursday 30th March, from the Canals and River Trust, who are responsible for the maintenance of Broughton Lane bridge, requesting an emergency road closure after a vehicle hit the bridge. TfB have closed the road at the old Stocklake junction and the entrance to the canal car park, and set up a diversion route through Aylesbury.
Alternative routes for local drivers are Tring Road, Oakfield Road, Douglas Road, Bierton Road, Aylesbury Road, Burcott Lane, and Stocklake. TfB has halted several nearby, planned roadworks to help ease congestion while the road is closed and the diversion is in place.
The vehicle has been removed from site, but the road closure will remain in place while the Canals and River Trust carry out a survey of the damage, and determine any repairs that need to be done. The bridge will remain closed for a month, initially, and possibly longer if the repairs required are extensive. Timescales will be clearer when the survey is complete.