Footway closure on Rochester Esplanade

Pedestrians are advised that part of the riverside footway on Rochester Esplanade is to be temporarily closed.

The closure will be implemented on Thursday, 23rd May, running until spring 2020.

During this period pedestrians will be asked to use the footway on the far side of the road, alongside The Crown public house.

Parking provision will also be affected, with the number of spaces provided by the Trust next to the Esplanade reduced. The aim is to keep at least six parking bays open during this phase of the project.

The closure is to enable work to begin on the construction of an improved drainage system. As the project progresses further works will also be carried out, including repairs to the river wall and the redevelopment of the pedestrian area at the end of the Old Bridge. The refurbishment is being 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.