The National Highways project involves waterproofing and resurfacing of the Grade II listed bridge, which carries the A1 highway over the River Went.

View of the underside of the A1 Wentbridge Viaduct

Following the completion of the viaduct work, engineers will start to replace the central pier at the nearby Wentedge Road Bridge along with the parapets, joints and surfacing.

The carriageway will be temporarily realigned before the start of the main works to enable the replacement of the pier while keeping two open lanes of traffic in both directions.

The Wentbridge viaduct work is expected to complete in autumn 2023, with the Wentedge Road Bridge scheme earmarked for completion in early 2024.

National Highways project manager John Stebbing said: “These are essential works which will improve journeys on this important route and minimise disruption by reducing the number of works on this section of the A1 in the future.”