‘Wrong colour’ Bexhill pavements cause roadworks

The faulty pavement on the Marina. Photo courtesy of Roy Watts
The faulty pavement on the Marina. Photo courtesy of Roy Watts

The four-month-old pavements on the newly-refurbished Marina in Bexhill are being replaced because they are the ‘wrong colour’.

Works began on Wednesday (October 28) and are expected to last for at least four weeks.

The pavement on the Marina being relaid. Photo courtesy of Roy Watts

The pavement on the Marina being relaid. Photo courtesy of Roy Watts

The road was closed for a week in July while East Sussex County Council resurfaced it.

In a letter to the Observer, Martin Coleman said the pavements should have been black and not red.

“Monday morning and traffic lights appear once again on the Marina whilst engineers rip up a perfect unblemished and nearly new section of pavement in front of The De La Warr,” he wrote.

“Asking an employee why I was told, ‘it was the wrong colour [it] should have been black not red’.

Photo courtesy of Roy Watts

Photo courtesy of Roy Watts

“If the council have a surplus of black tarmac to get rid of, might I suggest they use it to fill the numerous potholes in Bexhill’s roads or is that too simplistic to think of?”

Resident Roy Watts could not understand how this could happen when the pavements are relatively new.

“This is less than four months since the official opening of the Marina scheme on July 6, 2015.

“How was this allowed to happen.”

Photo courtesy of Roy Watts

Photo courtesy of Roy Watts

The county council has been contacted for comment.

www.bexhillobserver.net/news/local/update-bexhill-pavement-roadworks-to-improve-quality-1-7046238

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