Eastbourne driving tests are being cancelled due to roadworks

Driving tests in Eastbourne are being cancelled due to the traffic chaos in town.

Friday, 31st January 2020, 10:47 am
Updated Friday, 31st January 2020, 11:12 am

The test centre in Wartling Road has stopped its first and last practical test slots of the day due to the “excessive traffic” caused by roadworks in town, the DVSA (Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency) said.

This policy will be kept under review, a spokesperson for the DVSA said.

This comes as a significant chunk of the seafront has been closed off due to the Claremont Hotel fire.

Road closures around the Claremont Hotel (Photo by Jon Rigby)
Road closures around the Claremont Hotel (Photo by Jon Rigby)

A stretch of Grand Parade has been shut ever since the devastating blaze on November 22 last year.

There are also roadworks currently in Seaside, St Philips Avenue, Terminus Road, and along the A259 Pevensey Bay Road.