The road at Dukes Mound on Brighton seafront is to be closed for around three months for essential structural repairs to the high retaining wall which supports the A259 seafront road above. The pavement will remain open to allow access for wheelchair users and pedestrians.
The road will close on Monday 21 November and is scheduled to reopen on 3 February 2017. In consultation with traders, the downhill side of Dukes Mound will reopen at weekends (Friday evening until Monday morning). The road will also be opened over the Christmas period – between Tuesday 20 December and 4 January.
The closure has been planned to avoid conflicting with any events on Madeira Drive.
Council officials met with businesses to discuss ways to minimise impact on their activities.
Works form part of a council programme of improvements to the seafront which is estimated to require £100m of repairs.
Dukes Mound is a sloping road near Brighton Marina linking the A259 with Madeira Drive at beach level.
Chair of the council’s environment, transport and sustainability committee Cllr Gill Mitchell said: “This is another example of us working hard to protect and improve the seafront. Between the piers we’re rebuilding the historic fishermen’s arches and Shelter Hall, strengthening the seafront road and are about to undertake major landscaping improvements on the lower prom.”
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