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Northam Bridge Update

Northam Bridge work – New road surface being laid next week


The waterproofing layer on Northam Bridge (inbound lanes) has been applied; you might have noticed the bridge changing colour this week, we had some twitter comments that we had our own yellow brick road.


From Monday a new road surface will be applied. This is only one of a handful of locations in the UK to have this very dense, strong and waterproof guss-asphalt surface, which is laid at 400°C, twice that of normal asphalt. The specialist machinery will run on rails and can apply a layer of the surface in a matter of hours.


By the end of next week line markings will be painted and over night on Sunday, 8 March traffic will be switched onto the new road surface.


More information and answers to frequently asked questions is available online. If you have any questions please email