Station Road set to reopen ‘in the coming days’

Station Road. Lewes SUS-151028-093505008
Station Road. Lewes SUS-151028-093505008

After months of delay and disruption, Station Road is set to reopen this week - just in time for bonfire night.

The busy road outside Lewes train station has been closed for bridge refurbishment work since February 22, 2015, causing much disruption to local businesses, visitors and traffic in the area.

The work was initially scheduled to finish at the start of July but was then extended until September 30 ‘due to unforeseen structural issues’.

A Network Rail spokesperson confirmed the road will be reopened before Thursday, November 5 when hundreds of thousands of people fill the town’s streets for the annual bonfire celebrations.

A Network Rail spokesperson said: “We appreciate that the road closure has caused some disruption to people in the area and would like to thank local people for their patience while we carried out this vital work. The £1.5m investment as part of our Railway Upgrade Plan means that the bridge is now fit for purpose for many decades to come and is a much more welcoming sight for residents and visitors to the town.”

The road has been resurfaced and markings repainted, and it is expected to reopen to traffic in the coming days.

The work also included vital repairs to the brickwork and metal spans of the bridge.

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