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We are carrying out an eight-week programme of important road repairs on North Street, Brighton.
This includes resurfacing the road from the Clock Tower down to just before the East Street roundabout. We are working hard to maintain vehicle access for businesses and residents, with pedestrian access unaffected.
Work started on 18 September 2017 and will last until the first half of November. Working closely with Brighton & Hove City Council, these repairs have been carefully timetabled to fit with other construction projects and road works taking place locally.
The work will see a number of sections of road strengthened and resurfaced. Regrettably, reinstatement work dating back nine years has not proved to be as durable as was anticipated on a route which handles thousands of daily vehicle movements, including dozens of buses.
Progress update 16 October:
We have now started phase 3 of the work on North Street, covering the lower section of North Street from Bond Street to just before the East Street roundabout.
As with the other two phases, the surface of the road will be planed off where it will then be assessed of its condition, any necessary remedial works carried out, before new surface is laid and left to cure.
No vehicles are permitted to turn in or out of North Street at the junction of Queen’s Road, please use phase 3 map below to plan your routes accordingly.
Diversion routes and buses
Temporary traffic restrictions are in place, with local diversion routes in operation. Please see the maps linked below showing the restrictions and diversion routes during each phase of work.
Bus services will follow local diversions during the work. Please check with individual bus companies for details:
We are currently on phase 3 of the work
The exact duration of each phase will be dependant on the work required once the road surface has been removed. Once a phase has been completed, we will then progress eastwards along North Street onto the next phase.
Our standard working hours are 8am - 6pm, seven days a week. We will get the work completed as quickly as we can but as North Street is home to residents as well as businesses, we must balance the need for the swift completion with the needs of the local community.
The areas were originally excavated in 2007 when we replaced around 400 metres of ageing Victorian water mains. At the time, a range of approved techniques was used to ensure the time to reinstate the mains trenches was kept to a minimum, helping reduce the impact on the local area.
While we recognise the work may cause some temporary disruption, our priority is to keep this disruption to a minimum by carrying out the necessary work as quickly and effectively as we can.
We have been in contact with the local businesses and continue to have staff available to discuss individual access requirements to/from North Street. If you are a local business and you would like to get in touch, please email email@example.com.