Lane re-opened following collapse in Brighton seafront road

Lane re-opened following collapse in Brighton seafront road

Lane re-opened following collapse in Brighton seafront road

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One lane has been reopened following a collapse in a major seafront road.

The A259 Kingsway, Brighton, eastbound has been opened to “light vehicles”.

However, police are still directing lorries and larger vehicles via the B2185 Grand Avenue and The Drive, Hove, onto the A270 Old Shoreham Road.

Westbound traffic is still being diverted north at the Aquarium roundabout/Palace Pier to follow the A23 London Road to join the A270 New England Road and Old Shoreham Road.

There is still heavy congestion in the surrounding roads.

Earlier this morning, around 8am, part of the road collapsed.

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Workmen had been fixing a fire exit at the Fortune of War pub, situated below the road.

 

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1:43pm Fri 25 Apr 14

saveHOVE says...

If construction of the i360 is funded by BHCC as planned and goes ahead, this morning's diversions and disruption has demonstrated clearly what the many months of building the i360 will produce by way of disruption to the city - both during the build and in its operation.

Please sign the petiition asking the PWLB not to lend this money to BHCC to lend on. tinyurl.com/o9t76xh
If construction of the i360 is funded by BHCC as planned and goes ahead, this morning's diversions and disruption has demonstrated clearly what the many months of building the i360 will produce by way of disruption to the city - both during the build and in its operation. Please sign the petiition asking the PWLB not to lend this money to BHCC to lend on. tinyurl.com/o9t76xh saveHOVE
  • Score: 12

2:45pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Sussex jim says...

More and more and heavier road traffic (thanks to the EU); and yet still only about a fifth of the taxes collected from motor vehicle users actually gets spent on the roads.
The rest goes to prop up public transport, the second choice of most people who for various reasons cannot drive or afford a car; to fund the NHS which is arguably a justified cause;
Or to the biggest chunk of state expenditure- "social services". Which means not only those who have been temporarily unfortunate in their job prospects, but also those who have no intention of contributing to society, young females that reproduce without expecting the sire to support them, and immigrants who have no job prospects yet expect to be supported by this land of milk and honey.
More and more and heavier road traffic (thanks to the EU); and yet still only about a fifth of the taxes collected from motor vehicle users actually gets spent on the roads. The rest goes to prop up public transport, the second choice of most people who for various reasons cannot drive or afford a car; to fund the NHS which is arguably a justified cause; Or to the biggest chunk of state expenditure- "social services". Which means not only those who have been temporarily unfortunate in their job prospects, but also those who have no intention of contributing to society, young females that reproduce without expecting the sire to support them, and immigrants who have no job prospects yet expect to be supported by this land of milk and honey. Sussex jim
  • Score: 14

3:06pm Fri 25 Apr 14

tykemison says...

Absolutely this^^^^^^well said sussex jim, sadly, I feel you will get slaughtered for your sensible and articulate views.
Absolutely this^^^^^^well said sussex jim, sadly, I feel you will get slaughtered for your sensible and articulate views. tykemison
  • Score: 7

3:19pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Mr chock says...

wow the photo says it all .. .... its the arch as you might well know thats suffered a bit of a cave in " due to apparently some workmen doing something behind some wooden shuttering ..oppssee was that wood there to hold back the sub soil thats been there for over 50 years and the vibrations of the traffic above .. ..actually i know the arches well this is clearly the fault of the builders in the fortune of war read the article again ..Laurence Hill, manager of the Fortune of War, said: "We had builders working to shore up a fire exit at the back of the pub.

"They took out a part of the ceiling and then loads of rubble just came down.
WOTS ABOVE THE CEILING .. umm the ROAD ...
wow the photo says it all .. .... its the arch as you might well know thats suffered a bit of a cave in " due to apparently some workmen doing something behind some wooden shuttering ..oppssee was that wood there to hold back the sub soil thats been there for over 50 years and the vibrations of the traffic above .. ..actually i know the arches well this is clearly the fault of the builders in the fortune of war read the article again ..Laurence Hill, manager of the Fortune of War, said: "We had builders working to shore up a fire exit at the back of the pub. "They took out a part of the ceiling and then loads of rubble just came down. WOTS ABOVE THE CEILING .. umm the ROAD ... Mr chock
  • Score: 1

8:40pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Uncle_Meat says...

I wonder if the reason for this damage (at least in part) is due to the current councils obsession with diverting more and more traffic away from other roads and onto the seafront.
I wonder if the reason for this damage (at least in part) is due to the current councils obsession with diverting more and more traffic away from other roads and onto the seafront. Uncle_Meat
  • Score: 5

7:25am Sat 26 Apr 14

Old Ale Man says...

Looks like someone has done something naughty to the arch that they shouldn't have done without the knowledge of the councils biulding control officers!!!!!!!!!!
Looks like someone has done something naughty to the arch that they shouldn't have done without the knowledge of the councils biulding control officers!!!!!!!!!! Old Ale Man
  • Score: 1

7:06pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Mr chock says...

Uncle_Meat wrote:
I wonder if the reason for this damage (at least in part) is due to the current councils obsession with diverting more and more traffic away from other roads and onto the seafront.
O M Goodness me... PLEASe please read the article and look at the image .. Workmen had been fixing a fire exit at the Fortune of War pub, situated below the road. ..NOW think about it the arch is over 80 years old with rusting supports its worse condition than the west pier .. the "falling out debris is just the sub base of what's below the road that i had a look at today....... it will all ALL need a massive investment Ohh about what the argus reported on many times
[quote][p][bold]Uncle_Meat[/bold] wrote: I wonder if the reason for this damage (at least in part) is due to the current councils obsession with diverting more and more traffic away from other roads and onto the seafront.[/p][/quote]O M Goodness me... PLEASe please read the article and look at the image .. Workmen had been fixing a fire exit at the Fortune of War pub, situated below the road. ..NOW think about it the arch is over 80 years old with rusting supports its worse condition than the west pier .. the "falling out debris is just the sub base of what's below the road that i had a look at today....... it will all ALL need a massive investment Ohh about what the argus reported on many times Mr chock
  • Score: 0

11:38am Wed 30 Apr 14

Renlimgerald says...

This is an old problem that has been waiting to happen whilst the Council looks at other "more important" issues. After the repairs have been carried out, there ought to be a weight limit on this road, unless a vast amount of money is spent on bringing the arches up to modern day standards.
There is another road in the City where there are old brick arches holding up the pavement and perhaps part of the road. That is on the east side of Queens Road, Brighton, where there is an old graveyard adjoining the park between North Road and Church Street.
This is an old problem that has been waiting to happen whilst the Council looks at other "more important" issues. After the repairs have been carried out, there ought to be a weight limit on this road, unless a vast amount of money is spent on bringing the arches up to modern day standards. There is another road in the City where there are old brick arches holding up the pavement and perhaps part of the road. That is on the east side of Queens Road, Brighton, where there is an old graveyard adjoining the park between North Road and Church Street. Renlimgerald
  • Score: 0

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