Battle Road FAQs
Below are some FAQs about the project to demolish and make safe the arches at 2-12 Battle Road.
The council's construction contractor has put in place some temporary struts to support the structure while final preparations are made to restart the work to finish demolishing the arches and prop the remaining structure with a long-term solution. Once this work is complete, Battle Road will be able to be reopened to two-way traffic.
The project has been paused for safety reasons and to engage with local residents. The council and contractors have been in discussions about the safest way to resume and complete the works. Following these discussions there is now an agreed plan to move forward. This work will begin before Christmas, before a pause over Christmas and new year, and we are hoping that work will be completed in spring 2023, providing there are no other unforeseen issues.
In total the budget to complete the works has been set at £525,000. The increase in costs was due to unexpected additional safety works that could not have been anticipated.
The council is reviewing the legal options for the recovery of the costs for this work.
Battle Road has been reduced to one lane, one way travelling north since East Sussex County Council highways installed a safety wall alongside the dangerous structure on Battle Road. This makes sure that no one is in danger from the structure and the works.
The council has worked closely with East Sussex County Council Highways to investigate alternative traffic diversions and the response was that any alternative road restriction would have an even more negative effect on traffic flow and would increase traffic. We are working with East Sussex County Council on the management of the diversion and signage around this.
No, work will be carried out between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday and is not weather dependant
The demolition company are using equipment that keeps both noise and dust to a minimum and should not cause any high levels noise or dust.
Battle Road FAQs