Link road work creating a “dangerous” situation

14/1/14- Footpath at the King Offa Way junction closed due to work on the Link Road (BHLR)

14/1/14- Footpath at the King Offa Way junction closed due to work on the Link Road (BHLR)

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Lack of pavement on the London Road junction with the A259 is “frightening” warns reader Maggie Carpenter.

She wants attention drawn to “the very dangerous situation” with the crossing closed on the Western side because of link road construction and loss of pavement between Down Road and London Road southwards.

She emailed last Saturday: “You have to stand in the road as the grass on either side is slippery. I have tried to contact ESCC this morning but they are closed for the weekend. I have informed the police as I think it is a very frightening situation.”

An East Sussex County Council spokesman said: “The crossing on the western side of this junction is currently closed due to construction work to connect the new Bexhill to Hastings Link Road with the A259.

“We did inform local residents about this and a pedestrian diversion route is in place which is clearly signed, allowing pedestrians to cross the road via an alternative crossing a short distance away. We expect the diversion route to be in place until the end of this month, at which point residents will be informed of any changes.

“When the work is complete, this junction will have a controlled pedestrian crossing on all four arms of the crossroads where there was only one before, which will make the junction safer for everyone. We appreciate there will be some disruption in the short term but we would ask residents to bear with us while this essential work is completed.”

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