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Find out about Ash Road Bridge

What you need to know about Ash Road Bridge

a 3D computer generated image showing ash road bridge going over the railway

The Ash Road Bridge scheme is an important infrastructure project. It is part of the Council's Local Plan (Policy A31).

It will enable housing that has been allocated in the Local Plan to come forward and will close Ash level crossing.

The closure will improve safety for local residents and users of Ash train station. It will also reduce traffic congestion in the area.

The scheme will encourage traffic off rural roads. Traffic currently uses rural roads to avoid the level crossing. This will remove the safety hazard posed by the present level crossing. 

The level crossing closes around eight times an hour or 150 times a day. This currently amounts to closure periods of up to 25 minutes per hour.

The level crossing will be closed to vehicle traffic when the road bridge opens. 

Pedestrians and cyclists will still be able to cross the railway at the level crossing until such time as a footbridge is installed.

Key dates

  • preparation works July to August 2023
  • main construction starts September 2023
  • new bridge installation December 2023 to October 2024
  • Foreman Road closures November 2023 to July 2024
  • new link road and bridge open to traffic October 2024
  • completion February 2025