Langney footbridge to be dismantled

Langney footbridge is set to close for up to three months.

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 9:49 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 9:55 am

The bridge is being removed and replaced.

The footbridge, which runs over Langney Rise from the shopping centre to the housing estate, is scheduled to close to pedestrians from May 17 to August 13, 2021.

East Sussex County Council said it will provide a safe route for pedestrians via the signal controlled pedestrian crossing on B2104 Langney Rise.

Langney footbridge (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-190121-121543008

Langney Rise will be closed to traffic from its junction with Hide Hollow and the Esso Station on two occasions – from May 28-31 and again in the summer from July 30 until August 2.

Vehicular access for residents and to properties is also set to be maintained whenever possible with an alternative route for through traffic via B2104 Friday Street – B2104 Willingdon roundabout – B2191 Willingdon Drove – A22 Shinewater roundabout – A22 Highfield Link – A2290 Lottbridge roundabout – A2290 Lottbridge Drove – A2290 Birch roundabout – A2290 Lottbridge Drove – A259 Seaside roundabout – A259 Seaside – A259 St Antonys Avenue – A259 Langney roundabout – B2104 Langney Rise and vice versa.