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Lane Closure on Rochester Esplanade Extended

Essential repair work on Rochester Esplanade is set to continue until the middle of next week.

Following repairs to a sewage pipe, Southern Water is rebuilding the ground above.

Traffic controls will continue to be implemented between 7:30am and 5:00pm to allow crews to carry out the work in safety.

A spokesman for Rochester Bridge Trust said: “Southern Water hopes to complete the work next week, and every effort is being made to minimise disruption.”


1. The Rochester Bridge Trust is a charitable trust that exists to maintain the old and new bridges at Rochester and serve the travelling public. It is the only surviving bridge trust still serving its original purpose, and it has served the people of Kent since 1399. The Trust also supports numerous community and education projects across historic Kent and Medway.

2. The Trust’s assets all derive from endowments of land and money in the 14th and 15th centuries and are carefully managed in order to provide an income to fund bridge maintenance and local charitable grants. The Trust receives no external funding and is regulated by the Charity Commission.

For further media information about Rochester Bridge Trust, please contact Erica Jones at Maxim, tel: 01892 513033 or email:

For more information:

The Rochester Bridge Trust
5 Esplanade
Kent ME1 1QE
Tel: 01634 846706
Fax: 01634 840125

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