Brighton hospital road to close for two weeks with diversions for car park traffic

Posted On 10 Jun 2017 at 4:01 pm

A service road is closing for two weeks at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, in Brighton, with diversions in place for drivers heading to the car park there.

The North Service Road is due to close on Monday (12 June) to allow for a modular building to be delivered as part of the hospital’s £485 million modernisation project.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the Royal Sussex, said: “The modules that will make up the new Clinical Administration Building at the Royal Sussex County Hospital are being delivered to site between Monday 12 June and Sunday 25 June.

“The Clinical Administration Building is being constructed next to the hospital’s North Service Road, opposite the A&E car park.

“The delivery of the modules will require the North Service Road to be shut for two weeks at its junction with Bristol Gate.

“The service road is the normal route to the hospital’s multi-storey car park. Traffic for the car park will instead be directed to enter the site from Whitehawk Hill Road on the west side of the hospital.

“To help manage traffic for this two-week period only, Whitehawk Hill Road will be made one way from north to south where it passes the hospital site.

“Vehicles for the car park will be directed to approach from the north and leave to the south.

“In addition all the parking spaces next to the hospital in both Whitehawk Hill Road and Upper Abbey Road will be suspended.

“Extra staff will be on hand throughout the fortnight to help with traffic management and direct drivers around the site.”

The trust’s project director Duane Passman said: “The Clinical Administration Building is very important.

“It gives a much-needed home to a number of services, such as our Site Management Team, who bring real benefits to the hospital and patients by being close to the heart of our clinical operations.

“Patients will not be treated in this building but its presence on site will make it easier for key support services to help improve their experience every day.

“I would like to pay tribute to our local councillors and Brighton and Hove City Council’s Highways Department who have been instrumental in making sure these deliveries could go ahead with the minimum of disruption to local residents and patients travelling to the hospital.”

The Clinical Administration Building is due to open towards the end of the year.

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