Reigate town centre roads reopen after High Street repair

reigate.uk Fresh tarmac marks where the hole was, Saturday morning

Roads in Reigate town centre’s one-way system that were closed to allow the emergency repair of a hole in the High Street have now reopened.

The High Street, Church Street and the top of Bell Street are all open once again to traffic.

The hole, or “void”, appeared on Thursday in the High Street. Social media reports suggest that Surrey County Council was able to keep one lane open for most of that day, but a full closure came into force shortly before 7pm on Thursday.

The repair is understood to have been completed at some point on Friday evening/night, in line with Surrey County Council’s predictions on social media.

Earlier fears that the road closures could last until 17 June (and shown on the county council’s roadworks map) were not realised.

Some pedestrians and cyclists took to social media to comment on how they had enjoyed the lack of traffic while the roads were shut.

As well as reigate.uk’s coverage of the closures, SurreyLive also published stories and a blog.

reigate.uk Concrete setting in the hole on Friday afternoon
reigate.uk A sign warning drivers of the closure on Friday morning
reigate.uk The High Street early on Friday morning
reigate.uk The hole, early Friday morning
reigate.uk Close-up, early Friday morning
reigate.uk Work taking place on Thursday evening