A259 The Drove, Newhaven - Bridge Works

Map showing location of works area and diversion route

Map showing location of works area and diversion route

Balfour Beatty is working in partnership with East Sussex County Council to manage the highways service across East Sussex. As part of this, we will be carrying out joint replacement works to the railway flyover bridge on the A259 The Drove, Newhaven.

When do they start?

Works will be carried out between Monday 8 April and Saturday 13 April. We will inform you of any changes to the dates or times via advanced warning signs on site.

What will we be doing?

The team will be carrying out replacement works to the expansion joints in the bridge which are reaching the end of their service life to maintain the safe condition of the structure. Bridge expansion joints allow the concrete structure to naturally expand and contract with temperature changes without cracking or being damaged.  In addition to this, we will be clearing the drainage system.

How will this impact highway users?

The road will be closed to through traffic between 11pm and 5am. A diversion route will be in place using the B2109 which runs parallel, below the bridge.

Information for residents and businesses

Parking: If required, we will put out ‘no parking’ signs and cones on the site to advise where parking is restricted. Please avoid parking in these locations as it will delay our works.

Weather: All of these works are subject to favourable weather conditions, for example heavy rain may affect the progress of the works.

Properties close to the works area may experience a temporary disturbance as this can be a noisy process and those properties may experience flashing lights and reversing sirens.

Permit Reference: EA007HM-0044-02

We would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience or disruption this work may cause, however this forms part of our continuing improvement for the East Sussex highway network.

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