Published on Monday, 20th March 2017

 

Plans to increase the capacity of the Eastern Road are a little nearer coming to fruition after the half a million pounds made available by the council was formally allocated to the scheme. Work will now start on developing a set of deliverable options.

 

Meanwhile, structural maintenance on the water bridge started on Monday. This scheme is part of a £1.3m package to extend the life of the stretch of road between Anchorage Park and the A27 roundabout and involves sealing the underside of the bridge and painting all of the metalwork with a corrosion resistant paint.

 

Work will last until the autumn and there will be a few lane closures, but they should be few and far between. Without these repairs, the road may have had to be permanently reduced to single carriageway operation in the not too distant future.

 

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