Linkway East closure delayed by gas leak

The halo shaped bridge which will ling the new Saints Ground and Shopping Centre to the towncentre
The halo shaped bridge which will ling the new Saints Ground and Shopping Centre to the towncentre

A PLANNED closure of Linkway East set to come into force today (Wednesday) has been delayed due to a gas leak.

The road was to shut for two weeks but will now close at around 9pm on Friday.

Lane restrictions will apply to both carriageways for the remainders of the week.

The total closure of Linkway East - one of the main throughfares into the town centre - will allow builders to complete the footbridge to the new Saints stadium.

The complete closure - now expected to end on November 24 - overrides the previous set of piecemeal closures, which have generally seen traffic diverted away from Linkway East at weekends only.