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Medmerry Update

Medmerry Update
Medmerry: copyright Gavin Holder

The Environment Agency are pleased to report that work is progressing well on the construction of the new Medmerry Managed Realignment Scheme. The proposed completion this autumn is looking on schedule. There are some temporary road closures planned:

Medmerry and Earnley Road closures

The EA has been liaising with West Sussex County Council Highways and the utility companies to programme the construction of the diversion pipes under the road in Earnley. There are three sections of road that require pipes. The locations and proposed timings are as follows:

Closure 1, Bookers Lane south – 5th to 28th August

Closure 2, Almodington Lane – 28th August to 6th September

Closure 3, Bookers Lane north – 9th to 20th September  

To read the latest e-update and find out more about the scheme, follow this link to the Environment Agency website:

Environment Agency - Medmerry

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