Part of Bretton Way in Peterborough will be closed to traffic this weekend as the demolition of a footbridge gets under way.
Gurnard Leys Footbridge, which allows pedestrians to cross over the dual carriageway of Bretton Way just east of Marholm roundabout, is being demolished and replaced with signal controlled pedestrian crossing.
The works are set to commence this weekend (29 and 30 September)
Bretton Way will be fully closed to traffic between the Marholm roundabout and Stirling Way roundabout. Local access will be maintained to Brynmore, Outfield and Gurnard Leys.
The closure will commence from 7.30am to 8pm on Saturday 29 and possibly (contingency for delays) 7.30am to 8pm on Sunday 30.
The following weekend, 6 and 7 October will possibly require a repeat of these closures depending on progress.
Pedestrians will be managed and diverted using signs and temporary crossing points throughout the works.
The puffin crossing route will be available for use in a temporary uncontrolled state following the bridge removal until the signal controllers etc are installed and commissioned in the following weeks.
A spokesperson for Peterborough City Council said: “We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these essential safety improvement works.”