Where Is It?
Capian Walk footbridge is located to the West of Milton Keynes spanning the H4 Dansteed Way. It Carries the redway/footpath between Two Mile Ash and Great Holm and is a busy thoroughfare especially for school pupils of all ages. We therefore see the necessity for carrying out our work to this bridge when it is least used in the school summer holidays. We realise that this may cause an inconvenience for residents and other users but the works a necessity to extend the useful life of the bridge.
What Work is Being Done?
This footbridge is the last of its kind in Milton Keynes fully surfaced with concrete slabs. Many of the slabs on the deck are now missing and patches of asphalt have been used in an effort to fill the spaces where they have cracked and broken over the years. Continual maintenance of individual slabs has become time consuming and not very cost effective so it is now time for an upgrade. The works will include resurfacing, the spalling brickwork rendered, soakaway drainage renewed, bridge expansion joints will be replaced and repairs carried out to the Southernmost pier.
There will be no work done to the ramps or steps at this time.
How Will it Affect Me?
The bridge will be closed to pedestrians for 6 weeks starting 23rd July 2018 There will be no access for pedestrians down the ramps and the bus stops will be suspended. There will be no restriction to traffic using the H4 Dansteed way unless it is deemed necessary to narrow the carriageway for short periods to manoeuvre machinery or materials. We intend to utilise 3 parking spaces closest to the bridge on the Great Holme side of the bridge and this will serve as access for deliveries and machinery. You will see the bus stops cordoned off to prevent any unintentional dropping off of passengers beneath the bridge.
For more information regarding the project please contact:
Milton Keynes Council
Senior Engineer – Bridges & Highway Structures
Milton Keynes MK6 1LY
T: 01908 252603