Following an assessment by Network Rail last year the bridge adjacent to Boxhill and Westhumble Railway Station on Westhumble Street has failed a weight capacity review and now has been assessed for highway loading of 7.5t.
In collaboration with Network Rail, we have prepared an urgent safety proposal for a temporary road layout and signing scheme which requires the carriageway to be reduced to single lane with a width constraint of 6ft 6.
The new highway layout restrictions will enable the current weight limit of 7.5t to be permissible while the permanent Network Rail project is prepared.
Unfortunately the short term measures are necessary for public safety to ensure the road can remain open while Network Rail programme the long term strengthening scheme which is expected to be delivered by March 2023.
As long as the transit van is less than 2m width it will be able to use the bridge. We will be able to confirm the start date for the temporary width restriction by end of week, but the current plan is for a start date 24 May 2021.
We will update this page with more information as it becomes available.