Disruption expected as work begins on busy Eastbourne road

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Motorists in and around Eastbourne are being warned to expect some disruption as overnight roadworks are carried out on a major route through the town this evening (Monday December 7).

A two-mile section of the A259 between Warren Hill and Upperton Road will be closed overnight for at least seven nights.

The work was due to begin last Thursday (December 3) but was delayed until this evening due to bad weather.

East Sussex County Council is resurfacing a section of the A259 Church Street, from 100m west of its junction with Victoria Drive to 100m east of the junction with Moat Croft Road.

The closure will take effect from 8pm to 6am, excluding Saturday and Sunday nights.

Carl Maynard, the East Sussex County Council lead member for transport and environment, said, “As the main coastal route through Eastbourne, the A259 takes a battering from traffic every day and from time to time needs to be resurfaced.

“The work will be carried out overnight to reduce the impact on motorists, and signed diversion routes will be in place.

“We do appreciate that the road runs through a residential area and our contractors will do everything possible to minimise any noise or disruption.”

For drivers approaching from the direction of Seaford, a diversion route will be in place via Warren Hill, Beachy Head Road, Meads Road, South Street, Gildredge Road and Upperton Road.

For those travelling towards Seaford the diversion route goes via Upperton Road, Eldon Road, Victoria Drive, Upwick Road and Longland Road.

Finally, motorists travelling from Southfields Road should follow Dittons Road, Paradise Drive, Summerdown Road and Pashley Road.

Local residents and businesses have been informed of the work, while more information is available by calling East Sussex Highways on 0345 6080193 or on Twitter @esccroads

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