The council is seeking the views of local residents, business owners, commuters and other interested parties regarding plans to replace the historic, 19th century York’s Bridge on Norton Road, Pelsall. The bridge, which spans the Wyrley and Essington Canal by the Fingerpost pub dates back to the mid-1800s. Its brick-arch construction, poor alignments and lack of footways make it increasingly unsuitable for modern traffic and unsafe for pedestrians and cyclists. In addition, the bridge structure has suffered over recent decades and the bridge is currently the subject of a 7.5 tonne weight limit — well below the national requirement of 44 tonnes.
The council’s Major Projects and Minor Improvements team have developed a proposed scheme to replace the bridge and, as part of the consultation process, will hold 10 drop-in road show events to further discuss the proposal with interested parties at various locations in Pelsall from late February 2019. The council’s First Stop Bus and staff will be on location at each of the events to hear peoples’ views and answer any questions about the proposed scheme. In response to initial feedback, an additional evening and weekend session have been scheduled to ensure everybody has the opportunity to attend.
Further information about the scheme — including maps, diagrams, times and dates of roadshow events and an online questionnaire in which people can share their views about the proposal — is available on the York’s Bridge replacement scheme page of the council’s website.
The consultation closes 5 April 2019.