A three-month project to replace the bridge in Romsey which carries the A27 (Southampton Road) over the railway to enable larger freight containers to be transported by rail is scheduled to start on Saturday 31 March 2012.
The work, which will require the road to be closed, was originally scheduled to start in December 2011, but after concerns were raised by the council, MPs and businesses about the impact this would have on the busy Christmas trading period, Network Rail agreed to defer the work until the Spring.
Richard O’Brien, Network Rail’s route managing director for Wessex, said:
“Ashfield bridge in Romsey is one a number of structures we’re upgrading to provide an alternative route for freight containers out of Southampton docks for those occasions when we carry out improvement works to the main line.”
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