Farthing Lane, Ashburnham - Bridge Repairs

Map showing location of works area

Map showing location of works area

As you may be aware, a period of heavy rain in November 2023 caused a section of the structure to collapse, also undermining the carriageway.

We will be attending to carry out repairs to the bridge by installing a pre-cast concrete retaining wall.

Once completed, these works will allow the road to be reopened after its prolonged closure, and ensure a structure that is more robust against future flood events.

When do they start?

Work will start on Tuesday 2 April and continue until Friday 3 May. The team will be onsite between 8am and 5pm each day. There will be no weekend working.

We will inform you of any changes to the dates or times via advanced warning signs on site.

How will this impact highway users?

As you may be aware, the road is currently closed in the vicinity of the bridge. This will continue to be the case until the works are complete.

Traffic is diverted via Bluekiln Lane, Herring’s Road & vice versa.

Pedestrians, cyclists and equestrains will not be allowed to cross the bridge during the works.

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 highly weather dependant, for example heavy rain may affect the progress of the works and cause a delay or postponement.

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

Permit Reference: EA0044478-01

We would like to take this opportunity to apologise in advance 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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