Speed limit to be lowered on Rye road

THE speed limit on a stretch of the A259 through Rye is to be lowered from 40mph to 30mph.

Safety improvement work is to get underway on Monday on the road between 136 Winchelsea Road to just north of Martello Close.

The stretch of road saw the death of a 19 year old man last year when he was hit by a car while walking out into the road in the dark.

The work next week will also include vegetation clearance, replacing or removing existing speed limit signs and installing red high-friction surfacing on sections of the carriageway to highlight the change in speed limit.

It is planned to carry out the works on Monday March and Tuesday between 9.30am and 4pm and or between 8pm and 6am each night.

In order for the works to be carried out, there will be single lane closures on the east and westbound carriageway, with two-way temporary traffic lights in operation.

Pedestrian footways will be closed with a diversion in place whilst the works take place.

If you have any queries about the works or want to discuss them further, do not hesitate to contact the Highways Agency’s Customer Care Line on 0845 6000414, or write to either area4@bbmmjv.com or Highways Agency, c/o Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald, 10 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, Kent, ME19 4AR.