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Thames Maidenhead bridge shut for road works

A 300-year-old Grade I listed bridge across the Thames will be closed for four nights while it is resurfaced.

The works are part of a nine-week scheme to renovate and strengthen the Thames Maidenhead Bridge, in Maidenhead.

Work to re-lay the stone pavements is expected to be completed on Friday.

The road closures will begin on 1 June from 2000 BST until 0600 BST. Pedestrians will still be able to use the crossing.

Highways councillor Colin Rayner said: "We are nearly there with the work on the top of the bridge, which is scheduled to be finished by the end of the half-term break.

"Then, once the work on the bridge arches is complete, we will have a beautifully restored and strengthened bridge to be proud of."

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