Roadworks on seafront to go on until end of September

Roadworks on seafront to go on until end of September

Roadworks on seafront to go on until end of September

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ROADWORKS on the seafront are expected to drag on until the end of September.

Brighton and Hove City Council announced yesterday they have completed their investigations into the Kings Road collapse on April 25 but they expect work along the road to continue until September 30.

The subsidence, which saw tons of rubble and earth pour into the Fortune of War pub after workmen removed wall panelling inside, was originally given an estimated repair time of eight weeks.

Last week council chiefs gave the estimation of work lasting until the end of July – but this has now been extended.

The council said the work on the hole should be completed by the end of August but then a second contraflow will be in place while work is carried out above the Life Bar, the club next to the pub.

This work is expected to last until the end of September.

The eastbound lane will reopen just as the westbound lane closes for four weeks.

A spokeswoman for Brighton and Hove City Council said: “A contraflow is in place for the short distance between Middle Street and West Street so that traffic can move in both directions.

“We are working with a very old infrastructure and based on current information we estimate it may be the end of September before the road and promenade can be fully reopened but we will do our best to reduce that.”

She added: “We’ve now completed a full investigation and the very complex nature of the repairs needed means that estimation for finishing the work is now the end of August for the works associated with the collapse and the end of September for the work associated with Life Bar which will need traffic management of the southbound carriageway.

“The road will remain open with a contraflow.”

“We have removed a section of central reservation to improve access into the old town area via Middle Street and amending traffic signal timings so these measures will improve traffic flows.”

The reason for the collapse has been referred to as “historic alterations to premises in the arches”.

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11:15am Wed 2 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

Is that September 2015?
Is that September 2015? stevo!!
  • Score: 14

11:38am Wed 2 Jul 14

Jetsamandflotsam says...

These are the same roadworks that just a few days ago where going to be finished in 4 weeks.
Get a grip Brighton Council
Employ contractors with the ability to work quickly.
Use penalty clauses.
Dont delay works causing disruption.
These are the same roadworks that just a few days ago where going to be finished in 4 weeks. Get a grip Brighton Council Employ contractors with the ability to work quickly. Use penalty clauses. Dont delay works causing disruption. Jetsamandflotsam
  • Score: 17

12:23pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Joshiman says...

Jetsamandflotsam wrote:
These are the same roadworks that just a few days ago where going to be finished in 4 weeks.
Get a grip Brighton Council
Employ contractors with the ability to work quickly.
Use penalty clauses.
Dont delay works causing disruption.
Totally agree.Stopped being ripped off by your contractors.You really must be green behind the ears.For a start get them to work full time and not part time.Consider working 24 hours a day.Sort out the traffic lights to get traffic moving.Basically sort it .Remember who pays for your salaries.
[quote][p][bold]Jetsamandflotsam[/bold] wrote: These are the same roadworks that just a few days ago where going to be finished in 4 weeks. Get a grip Brighton Council Employ contractors with the ability to work quickly. Use penalty clauses. Dont delay works causing disruption.[/p][/quote]Totally agree.Stopped being ripped off by your contractors.You really must be green behind the ears.For a start get them to work full time and not part time.Consider working 24 hours a day.Sort out the traffic lights to get traffic moving.Basically sort it .Remember who pays for your salaries. Joshiman
  • Score: 15

12:38pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Saltdean Resident says...

Should be done by around Christmas then.
Should be done by around Christmas then. Saltdean Resident
  • Score: 11

1:00pm Wed 2 Jul 14

brighton bluenose says...

Joshiman wrote:
Jetsamandflotsam wrote:
These are the same roadworks that just a few days ago where going to be finished in 4 weeks.
Get a grip Brighton Council
Employ contractors with the ability to work quickly.
Use penalty clauses.
Dont delay works causing disruption.
Totally agree.Stopped being ripped off by your contractors.You really must be green behind the ears.For a start get them to work full time and not part time.Consider working 24 hours a day.Sort out the traffic lights to get traffic moving.Basically sort it .Remember who pays for your salaries.
If only it was that simple!!
[quote][p][bold]Joshiman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jetsamandflotsam[/bold] wrote: These are the same roadworks that just a few days ago where going to be finished in 4 weeks. Get a grip Brighton Council Employ contractors with the ability to work quickly. Use penalty clauses. Dont delay works causing disruption.[/p][/quote]Totally agree.Stopped being ripped off by your contractors.You really must be green behind the ears.For a start get them to work full time and not part time.Consider working 24 hours a day.Sort out the traffic lights to get traffic moving.Basically sort it .Remember who pays for your salaries.[/p][/quote]If only it was that simple!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: -3

1:17pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Warren Morgan says...

Meanwhile the Greens and Tories vote through another £8m cycle and bus lane scheme for Valley Gardens.
Meanwhile the Greens and Tories vote through another £8m cycle and bus lane scheme for Valley Gardens. Warren Morgan
  • Score: 8

2:16pm Wed 2 Jul 14

CharlotteP says...

Can you also please turn OFF the traffic lights - no-one is turning out of or into West Street so why are the lights still working as normal!?!?!?!
Can you also please turn OFF the traffic lights - no-one is turning out of or into West Street so why are the lights still working as normal!?!?!?! CharlotteP
  • Score: 11

4:34pm Wed 2 Jul 14

wexler53 says...

Has anyone actually seen any evidence of work being carried out?
Has anyone actually seen any evidence of work being carried out? wexler53
  • Score: 11

6:15pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Fozborn says...

wexler53 wrote:
Has anyone actually seen any evidence of work being carried out?
No but rest assured that a project manager and works liaison officer has been appointed, along with 16 health and safety officers, a quantity surveyor, a highways engineer, a media liaison officer, a logistics manager, a conservation officer, a human resources manager to manage them all, another 12 health and safety officers, an equalities impact assessor, a business analyst, an IT manager and lets not forget the PR spokesperson at the council. Oh and another half dozen health and safety officers just to make sure.
[quote][p][bold]wexler53[/bold] wrote: Has anyone actually seen any evidence of work being carried out?[/p][/quote]No but rest assured that a project manager and works liaison officer has been appointed, along with 16 health and safety officers, a quantity surveyor, a highways engineer, a media liaison officer, a logistics manager, a conservation officer, a human resources manager to manage them all, another 12 health and safety officers, an equalities impact assessor, a business analyst, an IT manager and lets not forget the PR spokesperson at the council. Oh and another half dozen health and safety officers just to make sure. Fozborn
  • Score: 9

6:30am Thu 3 Jul 14

ohhumanity says...

They talk about this like work has already begun? Not once have I driven or walked passed the 'roadworks' and saw anyone there. I think we should start making bets on when it will by finished. My moneys on jan 2015.

Whoever these contractors are that are meant to be working there... I envy them. Being paid to do nothing. Literally nothing. If the people who lived in that area got the tools to fix the road themselves, it'd probably be finished sooner and done to a higher standard.
They talk about this like work has already begun? Not once have I driven or walked passed the 'roadworks' and saw anyone there. I think we should start making bets on when it will by finished. My moneys on jan 2015. Whoever these contractors are that are meant to be working there... I envy them. Being paid to do nothing. Literally nothing. If the people who lived in that area got the tools to fix the road themselves, it'd probably be finished sooner and done to a higher standard. ohhumanity
  • Score: 5

12:25pm Fri 4 Jul 14

brightoncarsunite says...

Brighton council are an absolute joke ... I mean really I pay over 300 a year for road tax alone but why the hell should I when the roads of sussex are in a terrible state they would rather waste billions causing congestion putting in pointless 20 zones and bus lanes get your act together green party or get out you are all a bloody joke if we wanted clowns running the city we defo picked the right party
Brighton council are an absolute joke ... I mean really I pay over 300 a year for road tax alone but why the hell should I when the roads of sussex are in a terrible state they would rather waste billions causing congestion putting in pointless 20 zones and bus lanes get your act together green party or get out you are all a bloody joke if we wanted clowns running the city we defo picked the right party brightoncarsunite
  • Score: 4

2:41pm Fri 4 Jul 14

stumpyshimmans says...

Green Councillors must take full blame...... Not for the road collapse but by employing Council Directors who manifest exceptional ineptness when sourcing works projects. When there is a major problem ..... All of the the Resources at their disposal must be directed to solving & rectifying the problem immediately to save minimum disruption to our residents & tourism industry. These people would never survive in the Private Sector.
Green Councillors must take full blame...... Not for the road collapse but by employing Council Directors who manifest exceptional ineptness when sourcing works projects. When there is a major problem ..... All of the the Resources at their disposal must be directed to solving & rectifying the problem immediately to save minimum disruption to our residents & tourism industry. These people would never survive in the Private Sector. stumpyshimmans
  • Score: 2

2:45pm Fri 4 Jul 14

stumpyshimmans says...

ohhumanity wrote:
They talk about this like work has already begun? Not once have I driven or walked passed the 'roadworks' and saw anyone there. I think we should start making bets on when it will by finished. My moneys on jan 2015.

Whoever these contractors are that are meant to be working there... I envy them. Being paid to do nothing. Literally nothing. If the people who lived in that area got the tools to fix the road themselves, it'd probably be finished sooner and done to a higher standard.
They are in Edward Street.......a project that wasn't broken nor needed. Ian Davey should go at the same time as Ben Duncan.
[quote][p][bold]ohhumanity[/bold] wrote: They talk about this like work has already begun? Not once have I driven or walked passed the 'roadworks' and saw anyone there. I think we should start making bets on when it will by finished. My moneys on jan 2015. Whoever these contractors are that are meant to be working there... I envy them. Being paid to do nothing. Literally nothing. If the people who lived in that area got the tools to fix the road themselves, it'd probably be finished sooner and done to a higher standard.[/p][/quote]They are in Edward Street.......a project that wasn't broken nor needed. Ian Davey should go at the same time as Ben Duncan. stumpyshimmans
  • Score: 4

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