A259 South Way, Newhaven - Carriageway Resurfacing

19th April - 10th July 2021

Scheme Location:

A259 South Way, Newhaven - Carriageway Resurfacing

Scheme Information:

What works are taking place?

We will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing and associated street lighting works, crossing improvements, sign cleaning and subway deck repairs on A259 South Way, Newhaven. Resurfacing has been chosen to provide a long term solution and minimise maintenance and return visits.

Crossing Improvements(19th April - 1st June 2021)

Work will start on Monday 19th April and continue until Tuesday 18th May. Traffic lanes on some sections of the road will be closed to allow work on the pedestrian crossing and signals to take place safely. There will also be isolated footway closures in place.

The following lane closures will be in place:

April 20th to May 1st – the road prior to the Meeching Road junction

May 3rd to May 12th – the road prior to the South Road junction

May 5th to May 18th – the road prior to the Brighton Road junction

A temporary pedestrian crossing will be installed near the fitness centre and car park while the existing crossing point is turned off during the work. Pedestrian escorts will be on site to help people through the roadworks where needed.

While lane closures are in operation near South Road, motorists wanting to join or leave the A259 from this junction will be diverted via Peacehaven.

Carriageway Resurfacing (2nd June - 10th July 2021)

Work will start on Wednesday 2nd June 2021 and continue until Saturday 10th July 2021.

Road closure information

During the resurfacing works, South Way will be closed to through traffic Monday to Saturday between 8pm and 6am from North Way to Brighton Road. Access for residents will be maintained but you may need to take a diversion. There will be no work taking place on Sundays and the road will be reopened. 


Traffic will be diverted via A259 Brighton Road, A259 South Coast Road, A259 Marine Drive, Roedean Road, Wilson Avenue, Warren Road, Falmer Road, A27, A26 & vice versa.

Information for local people

Vehicle access: The road will be closed to through traffic. This is for your safety and the safety of our workers. If you do need vehicle access then please discuss this with the team on site. We will try to give access where we can but there may be long delays whilst we make the area safe. We will always allow access for emergency vehicles. Pedestrian access will be maintained.

Weather: If it rains, we might be delayed in our works. We will keep you updated with any changes via advance warning signs.

Parking: There will be ‘no parking’ signs and cones on site to advise where parking is restricted.

Buses: We apologise if our works cause disruption to your bus service. Please check with the bus company for any alterations to the service during this time - See www.buses.co.uk for information.

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