UPDATE: Bexhill pavement roadworks to improve quality

The pavement on the Marina being relaid. Photo courtesy of Roy Watts
The pavement on the Marina being relaid. Photo courtesy of Roy Watts
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The roadworks on the Marina in Bexhill are to improve the quality of the finish of the materials used for the original pavements, according to the council.

It was initially thought the pavements were being relaid because they were the wrong colour.

But East Sussex County Council have denied those claims and cited concerns over quality and apologised for any inconvenience caused.

“We are resurfacing sections of the pavement in Marina, outside the De La Warr Pavilion and at the junctions of Albert Road and Linden Road,” a county council spokesman said.

“This is to carry out remedial work after checks identified concerns over the quality of the finish of the specialised materials used.

“We are also improving the pavement surface at the junction of Albany Road, which is work that was deferred earlier in the year to avoid roadworks continuing during the summer season.

“These works mark the completion of a major scheme aimed at improving pedestrian links between the seafront and the town centre, to help boost the economy of Bexhill.

“The scheme is due to continue until Friday, November 20, with work being carried out between 7am and 5pm on weekdays.

“Traffic lights are in place to control traffic.

“We appreciate there will be some disruption and we’d like to apologise to people for any inconvenience and ask them to bear with us while we finish this work.”

People on social media had mixed views on the initial story with one person saying it was a ‘disaster in the making’.

Annette Davies said: “If it’s [the] contractors fault [it] should be done free of charge!”

Carol Hickman wrote: “Does it matter what the colour is as long the path/road is safe for people to use?”

And Penny Eldridge said: “We said it was a disaster in the making. Badly done.

“Be more helpful replacing old pavements not digging up a new one.”

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