Lane restrictions as Rochester Bridge Refurbishment Project begins

Pedestrians, cyclists and motorists are advised there are to be a series of overnight, temporary, single lane closures to the New Bridge between Rochester and Strood.

On Monday, 22nd April, the Rochester Bridge Refurbishment Project will commence with night-time preparatory work. This will run for two nights, from 8pm to 5am, and will involve the closure of the footway and cycleway, as well as one lane of the New Bridge.

These closures will be repeated for seven more nights, from Thursday, 25th April, until Wednesday 1st May, again from 8pm until 5am.

The works have been designed to minimise disruption to road users. Traffic will still be able to cross the New Bridge, while pedestrians will be asked to use the footway of the Old Bridge for their safety.

Once fully under way, the works on the New Bridge will include upgrades to the street lighting and improved drainage. They will be carried out by FM Conway, on behalf of the Rochester Bridge Trust.

For more information about the Rochester Bridge Refurbishment Project see www.rbt.org.uk/refurbishment.