WEEKS of resurfacing on one of the busiest roads in Sussex is to begin next month.

The works on the A259 South Coast Road between Newhaven and Peacehaven are going to cause even more delays than usual.

Station Road in Newhaven is one of the areas that will be affected.

Workers will be on site from 7am to 5pm for phase one, which is happening on September 17 and 18, with carriageway patching repairs being carried out.

The second phase will begin on September 19 and will end on October 5.

During the roadworks a diversion route will be in place on the A26, A27 and the B2123 in both directions.

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The roadworks plan

An East Sussex Highways statement said: “During phase one, the road will be open but there will be long delays.

“These works will take place between 7am and 5pm.

“During phase two, the road will be closed to through traffic between 8pm and 6am.

“We will be carrying out these works at night in order to ease congestion.

“Phase two of the works will be carried out in six smaller sections.

“Buses will be diverted during these works.

“Please check with the local bus company for more details.

“Pedestrian access will be unaffected by our works.

“We will try our best to give you vehicular access to your house but only when it is safe to do so.

“You may need to take the diversion route in order to get access.”