Busy Hove crossroads to be closed for resurfacing for five nights

Posted On 03 Apr 2018 at 9:19 pm

A busy crossroads in Hove will be closed to traffic for five nights next week, with resurfacing work starting at 7.30pm each evening.

The work comes after more than two months of tailbacks at the traffic lights where Sackville Road and Nevill Road meet the A270 Old Shoreham Road.

New traffic lights were installed which, Brighton and Hove City Council said, were more pedestrian-friendly and would improve the flow of traffic.

Buses will be diverted during the final phase of work at the crossroads which began on Monday 15 January.

The council said: “Work to repair the road surface in Old Shoreham Road, Sackville Road and the Nevill Road junction starts on Monday 9 April.

“The resurfacing will take place over five days at night from 7.30pm to 6am in order to keep disruption to traffic flows, bus services and local businesses to a minimum.

“During the work, the following temporary traffic management measures will be in operation

• Sackville Road and Nevill Road will be closed to all traffic at the junction with Old Shoreham Road (ie, traffic will not be able to travel in a north or southbound direction on the approach to the junction with Old Shoreham Road)

• Old Shoreham Road will remain open to east and westbound traffic only

• Orchard Gardens will be closed to all traffic at the junction with Nevill Road

• Frith Road and Poynter Road will be closed to all traffic at the junction with Sackville Road (both of these roads will be temporarily subject to ‘two-way’ traffic during the working hours)

“Diversions will be in operation during the road closures.

“Bus stops in the area will be suspended and vehicles will not be able to enter the working area from adjoining side roads or driveways.”

Councillor Gill Mitchell

Councillor Gill Mitchell, who chairs the council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee, said: “These roads are in a poor condition and urgently need repair.

“We apologise in advance for the inconvenience but we have scheduled the works at times to cause as least disruption as possible in this busy area and liaised with the contractor to keep noise levels as low as possible.”

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