Thursday, 24 June 2021

Sonning Bridge road to re-open after flood

THE misery is over for drivers after it was announced the road between Sonning and Playhatch is to re-open.

The B478 Playhatch Road, which was closed for most of February and two weeks in January, was due to open again yesterday (Thursday) and, if not, by the weekend.

It was thought the road would be closed for several more weeks after cracks were found after the floodwater receded.

Councillor David Nimmo Smith, Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet member for transport, said the road was checked by technical engineers on Wednesday and found to not be “significantly worse” than in January.

He said the council had applied for a £1 million grant from the Government to cover the cost of repairs.

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