Acton Swing Bridge repair project

A £1.5m repair programme to refurbish Acton Swing Bridge in Cheshire will begin on 23 January.

The project involves a complete refurbishment of the bridge deck, including strengthening works to the underside of the bridge.

During the works, the towpath underneath the bridge and the pedestrian walkway over the bridge is expected to remain open.

However, traffic over the bridge will be restricted to one lane which will be operated by traffic lights.

A height restriction up to 2.5m for boats will also be in place underneath the bridge between 23 January and 31 March 2017, so the bridge will not be able to swing during these times.

The works to the bridge, which carries the A49 road over the River Weaver Navigation, are expected to be completed by July 2017.

This project has been arranged by the Canal & River Trust and is funded by Cheshire West and Chester Council.

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