WORK to repair a bridge near Hereford is to finally start next week. 

Temporary traffic lights have been in place on the A438 Lugwaridne Bridge, which goes over the river Lugg, since the end of May.

They were put in place due to a vehicle hitting the bridge. 

However, because it is a Grade II listed structure which crosses over the Lugg's Site of Special Scientific Interest, red tape has meant that work to repair it has been delayed.


Herefordshire Council said it had to get written agreement from building conservation officers and other authorities such as Natural England and the Environment Agency before carrying out the work. 

Discussions, the council said, have been ongoing since early June and the necessary permissions have now been granted, meaning works are able to begin.

It is anticipated that the repairs will take around three weeks to complete. 


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