Mill Road Summer

This summer, we’re celebrating Mill Road bridge being closed for motor vehicles and the street remaining open for local businesses and for people walking, shopping, cycling and enjoying a summer of reduced noise, cleaner air and lots of outdoor activities and events.

While the bridge is closed it remains open for people walking and bikes pushed along and shops and businesses will remain open.

The Mill Road bridge is closed from 1 Jul 2019 to 25 August 2019 due to engineering works by Govia Thameslink as part of £30 million expansion of the railway depot to expand one of the bridge’s arches to make space for an additional rail track to run underneath.

The upgrade is part of the government-sponsored £7 billion Thameslink Programme, to increase the number of Thameslink services to and from the City from as far afield as Brighton and Gatwick Airport, boosting the local economy.

Keep up with the latest events and news on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube. Please share your Mill Road stories with the hashtag #MillRoadSummer.

Bridge closures

The bridge will be FULLY CLOSED to pedestrians on the 1st and 2nd of August from 8.45am to 8.45pm. However, the contractors will aim to open it again as soon as possible. This should be the last pedestrian closure during the bridge works. 

Help us celebrate a Mill Road Summer

We’re inviting local businesses and community groups to propose their ideas to attract people to Mill Road. We can provide marketing and financial support. You can register your event, activity, community group, special promotion or great idea with our online form.

Mill Road Summer also needs more volunteers so please get in touch (millroadsummer@gmail.com) if you can help with activities like leaflet delivery, event planning or if you can share your special talents in music, performing, art or craft.