Category Archives: Roads

Green gritters ready for winter

yellow gritting truck parked in a barn in front of a large pile of road salt,GRITTERS running on low emission biodiesel will be working to keep East Sussex moving this winter.

All the bright yellow trucks in the East Sussex Highways’ gritting fleet are now ‘green’, running on HVO (Hydronated Vegetable Oil) fuel, and preparations are underway to ensure the 21 environmentally friendly gritters are ready when snow is forecast, or the road surface temperature falls near to or below freezing. Continue reading

New highways contractor for East Sussex announced

RoadworksEAST Sussex County Council’s new contract for highways and infrastructure services has been awarded to Balfour Beatty Living Places Ltd, council leaders have confirmed.

The contract, valued at £297 million, will run for an initial seven years from May 1, 2023, with an option to extend to a maximum of 14 years – worth up to £730 million. Continue reading

Views sought for final stage of major town centre scheme

THE PUBLIC are being invited to have their say on the next phase of an ambitious scheme to modernise and improve Eastbourne town centre.

A consultation into the pedestrianisation of Terminus Road, pedestrian improvements at Memorial Roundabout, and the relocation of part of the town centre ring road began this week. Continue reading