Wednesday 28 Apr 2004

REPAIRS AND RESURFACING TO PROVIDE SAFER TRAVEL ON A27 AT BEDDINGHAM

Route:
South East
London North Western
Emergency works to repair railway track and resurface and waterproof the A27 at Beddingham level crossing with a safer surface will start on Sunday 16 May. Work will start at 1.40am on Sunday 16 May and be completed by 4.30am on Monday 17 May. To keep traffic delays to a minimum, a fully signed diversion route, via the A26, A259 and onto the A23 back to rejoin the A27, will be in place for the duration of the works. Ing Fischer, Highways Agency route manager, said: “The emergency works will provide road users with a safer road surface.  They will also improve safety for train users. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and advise motorists to allow extra time of vary their journeys if possible.”   Robin Gisby, Regional Director, Network Rail said: “It is vital that this work is carried out to make these essential repairs to the railway.  We will try our best to keep disruption to a minimum while the work is going on.” People requiring further information are advised to call 08457 50 40 30.

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