Traffic light relief for Helmdon

Helmdon Bridge, Station Road, Helmdon.'130103M-A200
Helmdon Bridge, Station Road, Helmdon.'130103M-A200

People in Helmdon who have endured temporary traffic lights for more than two years, are set for some relief after work began to repair a weak railway bridge.

In early 2011 the bridge over the disused Great Central Railway was declared unsafe and two way traffic lights were installed narrowing the main entrance to the village down to one lane.

Helmdon Bridge, Station Road, Helmdon.'130103M-A201

Helmdon Bridge, Station Road, Helmdon.'130103M-A201

Last week the bulldozers arrived to fill in the bridge archways, which once housed a station.