Drivers should expect delays as work begins on the Grange Estate bridge next month
Drivers can expect delays for up to five weeks as work starts on a bridge in Gloucester next month.
The Grange Estate bridge, carries Greenhill Drive one way over the A38 Southern Connector.
There has been a settlement of the embankment on the Tuffley side, since it was built in the 1970s.
As a result, part of the parapet has become separated from the safety fence on the approach to the bridge.
A new fence, on a concrete piled foundation will be placed to prevent further movement by the Gloucestershire Highways.
This will be tied into the existing parapet to provide continuous protection.
As it is a complex operation to install the piles, the council has felt it necessary to close the road during the works, from Monday 18 March.
Cllr Will Windsor-Clive, Cabinet member for communities, said: "This is necessary work to improve the safety of the bridge.
"There will be some disruption and we ask people to please be patient while we carry out these works. However the benefits should far outweigh this period of inconvenience."
The work will be completed on Friday 19 April.