21 August 2013
Advance warning of road closure (Upper Maudlin Street)
This weekend, as work nears completion on the helipad at the
Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI), Upper Maudlin Street will be closed
to allow the crane used to build the helipad to be removed.
The crane will be removed in sections from the roof of the BRI
by a second crane reaching over 70 metres in height.
From 10pm on Friday 23 August, two-way lights will be set up on
Upper Maudlin Street between the entrance to the BRI and Bristol
Royal Hospital for Children to the junction with Lower Maudlin
Street, and work will start on assembling the 500 ton mobile
From 2am until 8am on Saturday 24 August this section of Upper
Maudlin Street will close to traffic in both directions as the
crane is removed from the top of the BRI. A diversion will be in
place to manage traffic.
The two-way lights will be reinstated during the day on
Saturday, but from 11pm Upper Maudlin Street will again close to
traffic. From 10am on Sunday 25 August until the end of the day,
the two-way lights will be reinstated until the mobile crane has
been removed from the site. If extra time is required to dismantle
the crane the diversion may remain in place until Monday 26
Andy Headdon, strategic programme director at University
Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, said, "We appreciate that
the work to remove the crane from the top of the BRI will result in
some disruption to traffic using Upper Maudlin Street over the
weekend, but we've tried to minimise this disruption by only
closing the road overnight. Please avoid driving into the hospital
precinct during this time if you can."
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