Battle Road will close from Tuesday for six days

Battle Road will be closed from Tuesday (April 6th) for the installation of temporary concrete protection blocks – the first stage of works that will see the demolition of the derelict arches later this summer.

During the work the road will be closed 24 hours a day until Sunday, April 11th. The concrete protection blocks are required to protect road users and pedestrians during the planned demolition of derelict arches later this year.

Karl Taylor, head of operations at East Sussex County Council, said: “We appreciate the disruption changes to the timing of works can cause, but the emergency gas repair works do need to be completed first before we can close the road to install the concrete blocks.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank residents for their patience.

“During the installation of the concrete blocks, traffic will still be diverted via Ashbrook Road and the A21 in both directions. Additional signage will be in place to advise road users against taking unsuitable local routes as a diversion. Once the blocks have been installed, a one-way system will be in place until the structures have been removed safely. The northbound lane of Battle Road will be open; southbound traffic will be diverted via the A21. The junction with Duke Road will remain closed.”

Further information and updates on this projects are available on the East Sussex Highways website –

Public safety considerations have seen the pavement closed for the last year.

One thought on “Battle Road will close from Tuesday for six days

  1. What the local tax payer needs to know is are the owners of these arches going to be taken to task as they have ignored Enforcement Notices.
    Are they going to be taken to court for the costs HBC and ESCC will incur?
    These arches have been an eye sore for years with no intention to maintain them. And I have to ask where were the Ward councillors over these years doing something about it.

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