The Structures Team inspect and maintain over 900 structures across MK including bridges, underpasses, retaining walls and porte cocheres.
Our bridges range from Grade I and II listed historical bridges to modern suspension steel bridges. There are also a number of small wooden footbridges linking up redways over brooks and streams, culverts and all the underpasses too.
We have a programme of inspections, repairs and maintenance planned for 2020-21 including improvements to the iconic porte cocheres in CMK and using pontoons (a floating platform) to inspect the large bridges over the lakes.
More information on our ongoing maintenance programme is listed below by project but if you have a question about structures, you can contact the team on 01908 252353 or email highwaystructures@Milton-keynes.gov.uk
Public Rights of Way - Footbridge Programme 2020-21
Westfield Road/Willow Way footbridge works
Starting from 2 November we will be carrying out works to the footbridge including several concrete repairs and the refurbishment of parapets. The footbridge surfacing will also be upgraded as part of the works.
We'll need to close the footbridge to carry out the works which will be completed by 31 January 2021.
A short diversion will be signed via Brooklands Road. You can view the plan of this work site in the Documents section.
Footpath replacement nr Chicheley Street, Tickford End.
Our Structures team inspect, maintain and repair hundreds of bridges across MK including a well-used Public Rights of Way footbridge close to Chicheley Street in Tickford End.
This bridge has been inspected and we've decided to replace it as it is too narrow and also in a poor condition so is no longer safe to use.
The work is being funded by our Structures Investment Capital Programme which covers upgrading bridges like this one.
The replacement bridge will be a durable hardwood structure with a handrail and features anti-slip materials. We'll also make the area leading up to the bridge more accessible by clearing vegetation.
The work will start on 14 September and will take around 2 weeks to complete. This will be done by our service provider Ringway. During this time the footpath will be unavailable and there is no suitable diversion path.
Images of this bridge and a map showing the location can be viewed on our Factsheet (PDF, 450KB) in the Documents section.
If you have any questions about this or other structures work email the team directly on highwaystructures@Milton-keynes.gov.uk
Last Updated: 3 December 2020