The sixth bridge across the River Thames at Walton on Thames is open. The first cars crossed the new bridge at 5.47am on Monday 22 July 2013 after eighteen months of construction works.
Work continues to complete the remaining parts of this project although the vast majority of these are located away from the main A244 which will result in minimal or no impact to road users. There will be occasions where there will be a need to install traffic management on the main A244 Walton Bridge Road to undertake certain elements of the work and details will be provided on this webpage and displayed on signs on site in advance.
15 April to 18 April and 22 April to 25 April
Partial lane closure on the eastbound carriageway of the A244 opposite the Walton Lane (Walton) junction to allow the laying of the paving in front of the new brick planter and footway. The lane has been narrowed down through the works though traffic can continue through the works area as normal though at a reduced speed. The traffic management will only be in place on the A244 between the hours of 9:30am and 4:00pm each day.
With the completion of the demolition of the two old bridges and the removal of all of the structural piles from the River Thames, for the first time since before 1750 this section of the river is now completely unobstructed for river users and has opened up new views of the river.
A community meeting is held at The Playhouse, Bridge Street, Walton-on-Thames giving the opportunity to find out more about the new Walton Bridge. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 16 April 2014. A display of the scheme will be open to view from 6.30 pm. This will be followed at 7pm by a presentation on the works achieved so far and those planned until the completion of the project. There will then be an opportunity to ask questions and to talk with the project team.
The meeting is open to anyone who is interested in the construction of the new Walton Bridge, and will provide an opportunity to raise any questions that you have with the project team from both Surrey County Council and Costain.
Information from the previous meeting that took place on 25 September 2013 is attached through the Community Meeting link below.
We have a webcam working on site, which has a live view of the works. The first link works for flash enabled computers:
With the project nearing completion with only landscaping and footway works to complete around the new bridge the webcam will be switched off on 30 April 2014 although this webpage will continue to provide updates on the remaining works.
The main activities that will be taking place over the coming three months are:
We have details and drawings regarding the project on the links below.
If you have any questions please contact the Walton Bridge Project team at: email@example.com