Why we needed to do extra work on the A259

In response to the letter from Bob Brown (‘What are they up to?’, Eastbourne Gazette, March 6), works on the A259 over the weekend of February 16/17 were advertised through advanced warning signs, letter drops and through the local media.

However, once on site we discovered an additional stretch of road that also needed resurfacing.

We decided to do this work at the same time, reducing expensive mobilisation costs. We understand that this caused some disruption to residents and road users, and for this we apologise.

The works in Blatchington Road and Chichester Road in Seaford during September 2012 are preparatory works that will allow us to create a new, resilient surface for years to come.

We used an innovative technique that creates a flexible structure from the original rigid concrete base.

The roads were due to be re-surfaced in February, however we have delayed this as South East Water are replacing a water main.

We understand that the road currently looks in a poor condition and we thank residents for their patience until we return to carry out the resurfacing.

ROGER WILLIAMS, Head of highways, East Sussex County Council