Diversions planned as Catterick South bridge over old A1 is demolished

The bridge at Catterick South junction will be demolished.

Diversions will be place next month over two consecutive weekends while the old Catterick South bridge is demolished.

Highways England has notified residents that the work will take place from Friday, March 17 to Monday, March 20 and then again from Friday, March 24 to Monday, March 27.

On the first weekend the road surface, street-lighting and pedestrian barriers will be removed.

Over the second weekend the old concrete bridge will be demolished.

Night time work will take place on both weekends and Highways England warns that there will be noisy demolition work taking place.

The local access road between Catterick Village and Leeming will be used as a temporary diversion route. Traffic will then return via the A1 as it will not be safe to cross the A1 using Tunstall Bridge.

On both weekdays a local diversion route will be in place to Tunstall and Hackforth using the A684 Bedale bypass and the tank road from Patrick Brompton.

Tom Howard, Highways England project manager, said in a letter to residents and businesses: “We would like to apologise for any disruption that these works might cause and thank you for your continued patience throughout.”

Residents can get more details at Catterick Village Sports Hall on Thursday, March 2 from 2pm to 7.30pm, when Highways England will have team members in attendance.