The A404 will no longer be closed at the weekend as repairs to a major footbridge going into Marlow have been delayed.

The Volvo footbridge on the busy dual carriageway was taken away for repairs over the first weekend in September and was set to be reinstalled this coming weekend (October 12-15).

But Highways England has said work to apply the new protective paint to the footbridge has been delayed, which means the planned A404 closure from 9pm on October 12 until 5am on October 15 has been cancelled.

It said it was working work various local highway authorities to arrange the closure over another weekend when no other roadworks or closures are taking place to avoid clashes along the diversion route.

The planned contingency weekend of October 26-29 has also been cancelled and the roads authority said it is expecting the footbridge to be reinstalled over a weekend in November instead.