You may be aware that East Sussex County Council are planning to repaint the footbridge which crosses Langney Rise at the Shopping Centre. However, we are advised by East Sussex County Highways that there is not enough room to paint it on site whilst keeping the road open. Therefore, the bridge will be removed temporarily to paint it and then reinstated.
The Project Manager has advised that when they remove the footbridge, the painting and repairs can be done in a controlled environment, with every part fully accessible.
If they were to paint it in place, it would require fully sheeted scaffolding and even with this there is the potential for debris to fall out. Also, the scaffolding would be too low over the road and could possibly be struck by high sided vehicles.
The road will be closed for up to 4 days to remove the bridge and another 4 to re-erect. The works should be starting in approximately 6 weeks time. A start date has not yet been confirmed.