£4.5 million project to replace 63-year-old bridge in Solihull gets the green light

A project to replace  a 63-year-old bridge in Solihull is to go ahead, with the council confirming contractors are already onsite to carry out preparatory works. 

The bridge, situated on the Fillongley Road in the area, which has been previously delayed. Proposals to replace the bridge, which was built in the 1950s, has been muted for several years now. 

Originally, plans were in place to start the project in 2018 but the council secured funding last year from the Department of Transport’s Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund. 

The council has said that decade of heavy use, has accelerated plans for the project to go ahead, reports the Birmingham Mail. 

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