Work on Bidefords Kenwith Viaduct are a step closer to completion. The bridge on the A39 has been operating with traffic lights, as works to repair a damaged joint got underway. Devon County today (Thursday) confirmed that the first phase of work has been completed, with both lanes re-opening for the Christmas period. A 20mph speed restriction will remain. Phase two of the work is due to start on Tuesday 3 January, when temporary two-way traffic lights will be reinstated and the 20mph restriction will continue. The £250,000 scheme is replacing a damaged expansion joint at the Bideford end of the structure, which was found by county council engineers during a routine inspection in July.