Shrub Lane, Burwash - Bridge Repairs

Map showing extent of road closure and diversion route

Map showing extent of road closure 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 bridge parapet and headwall repair works in Shrub Lane, Burwash.

These works are being carried out following damage caused by a flood.

When do they start?

Work will start on Tuesday 28 November and is expected to continue for 3 weeks.

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

What does the work involve?

The works will involve constructing a new wall at the bridge using a structural earth bag system, along with repairs to the existing brickwork walls.

The earth bag system is an environmentally sustainable, carbon negative building technique which uses organic materials, such as moist subsoil that contains enough clay to become cohesive when tamped, or a water-resistant gravel. Walls are gradually built up by laying the bags in layers, forming a staggered pattern similar to bricklaying. Over time, the surface of the wall will vegetate and blend with the rural environment.

How will this impact highway users?

Shrub Lane will be closed to through traffic between the A265 junction and the junction with Shornfield Wood Road.

Traffic will be diverted via Battenhurst Road, Cottenden Road, Station Road/Witherenden Hill, the A265 & vice versa. 

If you need vehicle access during these works, please discuss this with the team on site. Please bear in mind there will be delays whilst the area is made safe and your vehicle is escorted by site marshalls.

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

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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