All done, the sinkhole in Church Street has been filled and the road is open again. Picture: Becks Georgiou Abbott.

Church Street re-opens now sinkhole has been filled

Update on June 1, 2018: Church Street has re-opened following the repair of a sinkhole. Road closure signage was being removed by East Sussex County Council workmen at about 12.15pm today.


A sewage pipe has been repaired after a sinkhole opened up in Church Street.

Update at 3pm, May 31.

The Church Street sinkhole saga is nearly at an end.

The road has been closed to road traffic since the hole appeared last Thursday evening.

Southern Water has just told this website:

‘We have just completed repairs to a broken 150mm sewer pipe.

“During today (May 31), we will be filling the hole and a fresh surface will be laid tomorrow.

“Once the road is reinstated, we have to wait for the surface to cure [set] before we can re-open the road.

“This is to ensure the road is totally safe for drivers.

“The time it takes to set is dependent on a number of factors, including weather, but we hope that the road will be open by early afternoon barring unforeseen circumstances.

“We apologise for the inconvenience that this has caused and thank those affected for their patience.’

Our earlier story from today

East Sussex Highways has established the cause of the sinkhole which has closed Church, Street, Uckfield, to traffic.

Excavations of the site have revealed a broken sewer which Southern Water is repairing.

If the work is still continuing on Monday evening, the planned night-time road London Road closure for resurfacing will be postponed, as reported yesterday by this website.

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