THE road running underneath Holmsley bridge will be temporarily closed for an inspection ahead of major engineering work to replace the A35 crossing.
The C10 Station Road, near Burley, will be shut during off-peak hours on Wednesday 25th November as Hampshire County Council carries out the work.
The footpath and bridleway under the bridge will also be closed, with a signposted diversion route in place.
Cllr Rob Humby, HCC’s cabinet member for environment and transport, said the aim was to begin work on replacing the bridge in the next financial year.
He said: “Until then, inspections need to be carried out regularly to monitor the existing bridge’s condition.
“As with all on-site work, the engineers undertaking the work will take appropriate coronavirus precautions and will adhere to government guidelines on social distancing while they are on site.
“We remind drivers to follow the diversion route and avoid cutting across minor roads, such as Holmsley Passage, because any increase in two-way traffic on these minor roads will lead to damage to the verges which are part of the protected environment of the national park.”