I REFER to your article regarding the eventual restoration of the Stockton Heath swing bridge on the main A49 road in and out of Warrington.

Although it is welcomed it is far too long overdue five years overdue by my reckoning.

This work should have been started during the pandemic 2020/2021 when traffic volumes were low and could have progressed quicker.

Now they intend to start it this year when traffic movements are at its peak similar to pre covid figures.

This together with there being a traffic incident every day on any one of the three motorways that surrounds the town, causing delays and congestion both on the motorways and in the town by traffic being diverted off the motorway.

An absolute nightmare and gridlock is what we will be experiencing whilst this work is being carried out.