Improved cycling provision
The viaduct currently carries approximately 500 cyclists a day. As well as undertaking essential maintenance work on the viaduct, we will also make improvements for cyclists and pedestrians by creating a new footpath as an extension to the viaduct. This will be in the form of a two metre wide cantilever composite bridge.
Where there is currently no barrier between the existing footpath and the carriageway, we will be adding a barrier between the new path and the carriageway to reduce the risk of collisions with vehicles.
The scheme will provide a high standard and safer shared use facility and two-way path.
In isolation, this work would normally take up to a year but we are taking the opportunity to undertake this work at the same time as the essential maintenance work is being carried out to help minimise the work programme and share construction costs and resources, as well as minimising the impact and duration of work to residents, commuters and businesses.
This element of the work is funded through the Cycle Ambition Fund, from the Department for Transport.
Cycling and walking during the works
During the work programme, cyclists and pedestrians will be directed through the contraflow on the ring road. A separated pathway with a barrier from the main carriageway has been created and will begin after traffic has joined the contraflow and end before traffic rejoins the main carriageway.
Please note cyclists will be asked to dismount over the viaduct. This will be for the shortest section possible, where the footway is at its narrowest, and will prevent risk of injury or accident. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause but dismounting will be safer for all road users.
See the orange route on the below contraflow map.
Where other routes are closed to traffic, access for cyclists and pedestrians will be maintained.Is there anything wrong with this page?