Brighton & Hove Buses has devised a diversion plan for services using North Street during major roadworks – set to start on September 18 – designed to reduce disruption to customers’ journeys.
The eight-week closure of North Street during road repair work, to be carried out by Southern Water, will coincide with City Council work already started to improve safety at the Lewes Road, Elm Grove and Union Road junction that is expected to last a few months.
Brighton & Hove Buses Managing Director Martin Harris said: “Both these two major roadwork schemes are important improvements to the smooth-running of traffic in the city and we welcome them but, the fact they coincide is very, very unfortunate for bus customers.
“We’ve worked with the council to do our best to come up with a diversion for the North Street works that will only affect the stops on that road to minimise disruption to our customers but, delays caused by the Lewes Road work – which are completely outside our control – are inevitable and we’re extremely sorry to say these will affect our customers.”
From Monday September 18 buses travelling eastbound will travel around North Street via West Street and the coast road and will either continue along the coast road or pick up its normal route via the Old Steine. Westbound traffic will do the same in reverse.
Suspension notices will be displayed on North Street bus stops and the real-time information boards will point customers to their nearest stops. Staff will be available at our Churchill Square information point to help as well as sporadically at North Street and, we’ll be monitoring the traffic situation at the Elm Grove, Lewes Road junction.
For more information about specific services, customers can get in contact with Brighton & Hove Buses Customer Services Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01273 886200.