In light of concerns regarding ground conditions at the Butts Bridge site, including the foundation depth of the existing bridge, it has been necessary to undertake further investigation work and reconsider design solutions for the scheme.
This is essential to ensure that the infrastructure works can be carried out without compromising the structural stability of the rail bridge, and that the construction of the remaining roadworks will meet the required specifications.
As a result, completion is likely to be delayed until late summer.
Homes England and Knights Brown are working together to limit the delay as far as possible.
This may include an alteration to current traffic management arrangements towards the end of the programme, to enable the closure of a section of Butts Road.
When more information is available, a further update will be issued.