M62 Ouse Bridge repairs likely to continue until autumn 2023

An East Yorkshire bridge may not fully reopen to traffic for a further 12 months.

Two lanes on the eastbound carriageway of the M62 Ouse Bridge, near Goole, were shut in March while repairs to a damaged bridge joint took place.

One lane was reopened in July, but a National Highways spokesman has now said all eight joints across both carriageways needed replacing.

Repairs were forecast to continue until autumn 2023, he added. Work on a “complex design process” required to replace all the joints was needed, the spokesman told the BBC.

He said: “This autumn we will begin to install the second set of plates across the damaged joint on the eastbound carriageway and then complete the replacement of two joints by spring 2023.”

Work would then take place on the westbound carriageway to replace four joints, before returning to the eastbound to complete the final two joints, the National Highways agency said.