Timescale of urgent repair work on city centre road 'to be confirmed'

The timescale of the road closure is "to be confirmed"
The timescale of the road closure is "to be confirmed"

The timescale of urgent repair works on a city centre road is "to be confirmed".

Residents of Upper North Street, Brighton, have raised concerns as their street was closed today for emergency repair work.

Brighton and Hove City Council said a "serious" water leak has caused "significant" damage to the road.

As a result, buses are being diverted via Seven Dials.

The closure began at 9am today and is currently planned "until further notice".

In correspondence shown to The Argus by a resident, the council's transport projects team said timescales for the work are "to be confirmed".


It comes as residents of Upper North Street have expressed their fury at bus diversions down their street due to major improvement works in the parallel Western Road.

One resident told The Argus: "With the road closed we lose parking, we cannot get deliveries.

"My son’s school bus can’t get down the road so he has to be taken to another stop.

"The constant noise of works is hard to bear."

The resident believes the water leak damage in the street has been caused by the bus diversions.

Two weeks ago, the road was closed due to a leak which caused flooding on the road.

In a statement at the time, a council spokesman said: "Unfortunately, Southern Water have developed a major leak in Upper North Street and have had to go in to excavate. This involves closing the road.

“The leak has nothing to do with the current use of the road as a diversion from Western Road."

In relation to the current closure, a council spokesman said: "We are really sorry for any inconvenience caused."