Drivers using the M62 Ouse Bridge are advised to allow extra time for their journeys following the closure of the eastbound carriageway between junctions 36 (Goole) and 37 (Howden) in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Speaking on a video today Phil Jepps, Programme Delivery Manager, said he could assure driver that the bridge was safe to cross but they had to close lanes as a precautionary measure if faults were found.
This what National Highways Yorkshire is saying today (26 May)
“During ongoing inspections of the bridge following a joint failure in lane one, we have identified that the same joint has also failed in lane 3.
“Traffic is now diverted into the contraflow using lane 3 of the westbound carraigaway to travel eastbound.
Two lanes remain open on the westbound carriageway.
“Due to the layout of the contraflow, eastbound traffic will not be able to leave the M62 at junction 37 (Howden). Instead vehicles will be diverted to junction 38 (North Cave) to turn round and return on the westbound carriageway.”