Harbour Road, Rye - Carriageway and footway repairs

Map showing location of works area

Map showing location of works area

Balfour Beatty is working in partnership with East Sussex County Council to manage the highways service across East Sussex. As part of this, we will be carrying out carriageway and footway repairs in Harbour Road, Rye.

What does the work involve?

These works include kerbing and footway repairs, removing the existing asphalt overlay from concrete bays, joint repairs and targeted concrete repairs. We will also be carrying out adjustments to the ironworks, including manholes and drainage gullies.

Once work is completed, carriageway surfaces will be left as a concrete finish and no tarmac surface will be relayed. This will improve the durability of the carriageway and reduce the need for future repairs.

When do they start?

Work will be carried out from Monday 25 March to Tuesday 16 April. There are no plans for weekend working during these dates.

We will inform you of any changes to the dates or times via advanced warning signs on site.

How will this impact highway users?

Monday 25 March & Tuesday 26 March – The road will be closed between 8am and 5pm

Wednesday 27 March – Friday March – The road will be closed between 7pm and 6am

No works will be carried out over the Easter bank holiday weekend with the road remaining open to through traffic.

Tuesday 2 April – Wednesday 10 April – The road will be closed between 8am and 5pm

Thursday 11 April – Tuesday 16 April – The road will be closed between 7pm and 6am

Access during the works

Access will be maintaned for all vehicles during the works, via the staff on site. Please note there may be some delays as we make the works area safe for vehicular access.


We have phased the works to reduce the impact on local businesses as far as possible. At the western end we will be working nights to avoid too much disruption to the local business park and at the residential eastern section we will be working during the day to reduce noise disruption. We will have staff on site to advise local businesses while works are ongoing and to manage access requirements. We will also be placing ‘Businesses remain open signs’ in the lead up to the works.

We will be returning at a later date to complete the below phases:

  • Targeted concrete bay repairs,
  • Ironwork adjustments,
  • Kerbing and footway repairs,
  • Road Marking reinstatement

We will confirm the dates for these phases via advanced warning signs on site, aswell as online via our website and social media channels.These works involve deep excavations and are more sensitive to adverse weather conditions. By delivering these in a period where weather is more assured, we ensure the durations and disruptions are kept to a minimum.

Information for residents and businesses

Parking: We will put out ‘no parking’ signs and cones on the site to advise where parking is restricted. Please avoid parking in these locations as it will delay our works.

Weather: All of these works are subject to favourable weather conditions, for example heavy rain may affect the progress of the works.

Properties close to the carriageway may experience a temporary disturbance as this can be a noisy process and those properties may experience flashing lights and reversing sirens.

Permit Reference: EA004C1-1036CR-04

We would like to take this opportunity to apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption this work may cause, however this forms part of our continuing improvement for the East Sussex highway network.

Please let us know how we did by leaving feedback. Please note you will be redirected to the East Sussex County Council consultation website.

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