Five day closure for Bexhill Marina

Work on the pedestrian improvement scheme in Marina, Bexhill
Work on the pedestrian improvement scheme in Marina, Bexhill

A section of the Marina in Bexhill will be closed for five days at the end of June for resurfacing works and improvements.

The road will be shut between Linden Road and Wilton Road from Monday, June 29, to Friday, July 3.

The work is the final part of an East Sussex County Council scheme to improve pedestrian access between the seafront and town centre alongside Rother District Council’s repairs to Marina Court Garden.

The footpaths will be widened and the bus stops will be enhanced to try and boost the town’s economy.

Councillor Carl Maynard, county council lead member for transport and environment, said: “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank residents for their patience and understanding throughout this scheme.

“We have encountered some issues along the way which have required additional work, including repairing a collapsed sewer, which means the work is finishing a little later than planned.

“However, hopefully people can already see the difference the work is making with the footway widening and improved paving which has already been installed.”

A diversion route will be in place during the work linking Sackville Road and Sea Road via Parkhurst Road, St Leonards Road, Western Road and Endwell Road.

Devonshire Road will be closed at the junction with Marina, as will Linden Road, Albany Road, Albert Road and Eversley Road, which will temporarily become two-way streets to allow residents in and out.

During the work, motorists will still be able to enter the De La Warr Pavilion car park, which will be accessible via Channel View West.

The bus stops in Devonshire Road and Marina will be suspended for the duration of the work, with a temporary stop in place in Parkhurst Road. The taxi stand in Devonshire Road will remain open while pedestrian access will be unaffected.

For more information call the council highways department on 0345 608 0193, email highways@eastsussex.gov.uk or via Twitter @esccroads.

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