CLUN Bridge, which carries the A488 over the River Clun, will be closed for repairs.

The closure is from Thursday, June 18to Friday, July 3 to enable the repairs to be undertaken to the parapet and cutwater to the upstream left side of the bridge.

Works will also include general repointing to the inside faces of the parapets and repairs to the kerb build-out at the bridge.

Due to the nature of the repair works, a full road closure and signed diversion route will be in place for the duration of the works. When the bridge is closed a signed diversion will be in place, diverting traffic via the B4368, B4385, A4113 and A488.

Access over the bridge for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will remain available throughout the works.

The construction work will be undertaken by the council’s maintenance contractor Kier, and supervised by the council’s consultant WSP.

“It is appreciated that the bridge closure will cause some inconvenience, and everyone involved will do all that they reasonably can to reopen it as soon as possible,” said Steve Davenport Shropshire Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport.

Nigel Hartin, Shropshire Councillor for Clun, said closure was the only way for a proper repair to be done.

“The bridge has suffered a number of hits recently and, inconvenient as this closure will inevitably be, this is the only way that significant damage can be repaired and the bridge reopened to traffic as soon as possible,” said Mr Hartin.