A two-mile cycle path will be built after council officials suggested funding part of the project.

East Sussex County Council is expected to agree to give £50,000 to the project to build a cycle and pedestrian path between Lewes and Kingston.

If the funding is agreed, work could begin on the route as early as March and would be completed by the end of April.

Green transport campaign group Sustrans warned that there might be road closures and off-peak temporary traffic lights while the work is carried out but a final decision will be made by the project’s contractors.

The cycling charity was given £150,000 last year for the walking and cycling route but the project was estimated to cost £206,000.

The county council had previously declined the opportunity to fill the hole in the budget because it feared it would have to take funds away from highway construction projects.

However, members of its transport committee will now discuss a proposal to give £50,000 to the project from the authority’s 2013/14 capital programme for local transport improvements. Hearing off