BUSES will switch to a new city centre route following the completion of a new bus lane.

The progression of the Valley Gardens project in Brighton will now see services travel through Marlborough Place, which has just been resurfaced.

Buses travelling down North Road towards Valley Gardens will turn right at the end of the road, into Marlborough Place, taking them passed the King and Queen pub.

They will then continue along this road until they rejoin Old Steine.

Temporary traffic lights will be set up at the junction between

This change will begin on February 17, following extensive roadworks in the area.

Valley Gardens is the name given to the green spaces that run from St Peter’s Church to the Palace Pier.

This project aims to redevelop the area.

Brighton and Hove City Council says the changes are being made for a number of reasons, including improving road safety, air quality, and flood risk management, as well as improving access to public transport services and ease of movement throughout the area.

It is also hoped the project will improve access to the seafront, enhance and improve the area’s public spaces, provide safer walking and cycling links throughout the area, provide up-to-date traffic signals equipment and renew existing, poor condition, highway infrastructure.