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Longmoor Lane road re-opens

Published: 30 August 2019

Longmoor Lane in Sandiacre has today re-opened (Friday 30 August 2019), following our work to repair a bridge damaged by fire.

Structural surveys showed that the bridge on Longmoor Lane was no longer safe to carry traffic after a van was abandoned and set alight underneath it during the early hours of 10 June 2019.

Work to strengthen the bridge by enclosing it with bricks at each side and pouring in concrete is now complete meaning traffic can now use it.

Resurfacing work on stretches of Longmoor Lane have now also finished allowing the road closure to be lifted. 

An 'access only' order on Sandringham Road has also been removed. Damaged verges alongside the road will also be reinstated next week.

Now the bridge has been filled and in a new footpath has been constructed over the bridge. A new bus shelter will also be installed.

Councillor Simon Spencer, our Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure, said:

“We had no option to close Longmoor Lane while we fixed the bridge and appreciate this has caused weeks of inconvenience for motorists and pedestrians. Thanks to everyone for their patience.

“We have pulled out all the stops to work as quickly as possible with support from the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust which fast-tracked us permission to work on their land.

“While the road closure was in place we also used this opportunity to bring forward planned resurfacing work minimising disruption in the future by preventing further road closures.”