Work on the Howford Bridge has been delayed just two weeks after it started.

Southbound carriageway work started on Monday, February 27, after preparation work had taken place a few weeks prior, and northbound work taking place before Christmas.

Work began once again to repair parts of the Howford Bridge, with temporary traffic lights being used whilst the works are carried out

The work was set to be finished by Friday, April 7- dependant on the weather.

However, now roads bosses Amey have said that the work is now scheduled to be finished a week later, to accommodate for the Easter weekend.

Easter is on Sunday, April 9 this year.

Now the works are due to finish on Friday, April 14.

An Amey spokesperson said previously: "The repairs to the southbound carriageway are programmed to complete on Friday, April 7 2023. Phase one of repairs to the northbound carriageway were completed in December 2022.

"This maintenance is weather dependent and may be postponed or extended if weather conditions are unfavourable."

After this latest setback, they added: "In order to accommodate the Easter Weekend, works on the A76 Howford Bridge are now due to finish on Friday 14th April 2023.

"We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause."