Seven weeks of delays as streetlights improved

9/4/14- Street lighting, King Offa Way, Bexhill. SUS-140904-175519001
9/4/14- Street lighting, King Offa Way, Bexhill. SUS-140904-175519001

The Highways Agency has announced that motorists can expect seven weeks of delays as they undertake improved street lighting measures on an extended stretch of the A259 between Bexhill and Hastings.

Improvement works on a 1.7 mile stretch of the A259 between Belle Hill and the east end of De La Warr Road involves lane closures to allow upgrading of lighting and to move some lights from the centre of the road to the footways.

Motorists already face long delays due to works on the new Bexhill-Hastings Link Road and with the on-set of the holiday season increased traffic flow will add to the delays.

Planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming weeks (as of 14 April) could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. A spokesman for the Highways Agency (HA) said the works will be suspended over the Easter weekend and recommence on April 22, adding: “Lane closures and temporary traffic lights will continue to be in place on the A259 at Belle Hill and De La Warr Road as well as some side road closures in place for seven weeks between 9.30am and 3pm and between 8pm and 6am.

“All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.”

When approaching roadworks the HA ask motorists to keep within the speed limit, get into the correct lane in good time, keep a safe distance, and observe all signs.