A259 disruption to last over the weekend after partial road collapse

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Work will continue on the A259 this weekend as engineers work to find out why part of the road collapsed this morning.

One lane has been reopened following the collapse of the major seafront road.

Engineers have been on the scene for most of the day working to discover the cause of the collapse, which it is understood could be down to historic alterations to the area around the arches.

Executive Director Geoff Raw said; “Structural engineers will be working over the weekend to assess the extent of the problem, which seems to have been caused by historic alterations to premises in the arches. We’re working as swiftly as possible with the police and key partners to ensure public safety and to keep the traffic moving as smoothly as possible. A contra flow system is now in place between Middle Street and West Street, please allow extra time for journeys through this area and check the council website for updates.”

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