Part of the seafront’s pedestrian and cycle path has been sealed off until further notice, following concerns over ground conditions.
Cyclists and pedestrians will have to find alternate crossings while the area at the bottom of West Street is closed.
It’s all part of the seafront works intended to strengthen seafront infrastructure, preventing the A259 from collapsing. Part of the road caved in when a pub roof collapsed in 2014, causing traffic chaos. Councillor Gill Mitchell said these works will protect the A259 for 150 years.
A statement on Brighton and Hove City Council’s website said: “Unfortunately we’ve had to close the temporary shared cycle and pedestrian path on the seafront at the bottom of West Street. We’re asking pedestrians and cyclists to use the nearby pedestrian crossings. Cyclists will need to dismount. We hope to confirm the duration of this closure soon.
“We’re carrying out essential works to reinforce the seafront arches at this point. The path behind the current Shelter Hall works is closed due to unforeseen ground conditions.”
It’s near the site of the Shelter Hall restoration, wich started in 2015 to bring life back to the historic structure. Find out more about the redevelopment by watching this video from the council: