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Gatemen to guard Marlow Bridge during A404 works

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Marlow Bridge. (Archive picture)

Gatemen are to guard Marlow Bridge to deter overweight vehicles from crossing during overnight works on the A404 on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th September 2018.

Highways England will be closing the A404 near Marlow to do white lining works overnight on Tuesday 18th September 2018 and Wednesday 19th September 2018.

The closure will be between Bath Road, Maidenhead junction and the Bisham roundabout, northbound on Tuesday night and southbound on Wednesday night, from 10.00pm to 5.00am, on both nights.

There will be a signed diversion for Heavy Goods Vehicles as well as increased warning signs of the 3T limit on the approach to Marlow Bridge. There will also be a camera van located on the bridge itself.

To deter overweight vehicles from using it as a diversion route Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) will put gatemen on Marlow Bridge all night. The gatemen will be wearing body cameras for their own safety.

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member Mark Shaw commented: ‘While this is an overnight closure only, and we aren’t anticipating too many issues, we would rather be safe than sorry.

There are a lot of works happening in and around Marlow at the moment, and there were well publicised problems with the bridge being misused a couple of weeks ago. We discussed the options with Highways England, and made the decision to take the protection of the bridge on ourselves.

Requests for further information or to give feedback on the works and closures should be directed to Highways England.

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