Relief as Johnston Bridge to open this Saturday

The work at Johnston Bridge caused headaches for locals    RMG97

The work at Johnston Bridge caused headaches for locals RMG97


Enniskillen will see a return to normal traffic flow this Saturday when the works at the Johnston Bridge are complete.
Strengthening and repair work began on Monday, July 18th and were to last for four weeks.
During that time there was considerable disruption to traffic in the town, with one lane of the bridge closed 24 hours a day. North bound traffic on the Cornagrade Road wasn’t affected, as one lane remained open throughout.
This stage of the works, which are needed as the bridge no longer meets modern loading requirements and needs structural repairs to avoid a weight restriction, are costing £300,000. The works have been similar to those carried out on the bridge last summer, with resurfacing, waterproofing, kerbing, and reinforcing of concrete among the repairs and improvements to be carried out. The footpath has also been widened to facilitate a cycle path.
Local MP Tom Elliott has welcomed the early completion of the work, tweeting: “Great to see the Johnston Bridge in Enniskillen will be open on Saturday, good work by Transport NI and the contractor McCallan Bros.”

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