Works to take place on notorious Mill Road bridge in Rugby to help stop lorries getting stuck

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THE troublesome Mill Road bridge is being examined by the authorities to help prevent lorries getting stuck under-
neath it.

Warwickshire County Council has said the bridge, which carries the railway line next to Rugby station, will be shut overnight between Monday October 1 and Saturday October 6. The bridge has been notorious with motorists for years as lorries from nearby industrial estates get stuck under its low girders. Several readers have contacted the Advertiser via Twitter over the past few months to report that lorries had been repeatedly getting stuck beneath there.

Warwickshire County Council has been talking to firms about how to make the height restriction signs more visible and will be painting girders on the road to help guide tall vehicles under the bridge safely.

A spokesman from the council said: “We know that most of the lorries getting stuck are coming from local businesses so we’re looking at installing signs on access roads to nearby firms to help warn them of the dangers of the bridge height.

“We’re also looking at how we can increase the visibility of the existing signs around the bridge.

“The council regrets any inconvenience that may be caused during the works.”

An alternative route will be signed and is available via Butlers Leap, Clifton Road, Murray Road and vice versa. The road works will take place for five meters either side of the bridge between 10pm and 6am.

Pedestrian access shouldn’t be affected.