21 July 2016

Seafront road lane closures next week

Brighton’s seafront road, the A259, will have a lane closed in each direction for two days next week.

The closure is to allow essential internet cabling to be installed for the British Airways i360.

On Monday 25 July both outside lanes of the A259 will be closed opposite the viewing tower.  On Tuesday 26 both inside lanes will be closed.

On Wednesday 27 July there will be works to the footways on both sides of the road – although it may be possible to do some of these earlier.  The site should be cleared on Thursday 28 July.  

The bus stop on the beach side of the road just east of the i360 will be suspended during the works.  Drivers should expect delays and seek an alternative route where possible. Each day works are scheduled for 9.30am to 3.30pm but subject to change.

Eleanor Harris, CEO of British Airways i360, said:

"This is crucial work to connect fibre optics for fast broadband to the beach side of the seafront road for the first time and whilst we would not have chosen this timing, British Airways i360 opens on 4 August and it is essential this is done now. We would like to apologise for the inconvenience and thank the Council for facilitating this quickly. British Airways i360 will be offering the first free super fast wifi on the beach side of the seafront to visitors at the attraction.”