TRAFFIC lights are set to remain in place for at least another month on a Herefordshire bridge due to red tape delays.

The lights were put in place on the grade II listed Lugwardine Bridge on the A438 at Lugwardine after a crash at the end of May.

A spokesperson for Herefordshire Council and Balfour Beatty Living Places said the listed structure crosses over the river Lugg Site of Special Scientific Interest, meaning liaison and written agreement with building conservation officers and other authorities including Natural England and the Environment Agency must be gained.

Works to repair the bridge cannot take place until these are obtained.


But, the spokesperson said, while discussions have been ongoing with these authorities since early June, formal sign-off has still not been received.

"We are currently waiting to receive the necessary consents from these authorities before we can start the works," the spokesperson said.

"At this stage we anticipate that, as long as we receive all permissions in a timely manner, the repair works will commence in September."

The spokesperson said it is anticipated that the works will take around three weeks to complete.