Eastern Road will be closed at the County Hospital this weekend: 11 / 12 July

A crane is being removed from the 3TS Redevelopment site at the Royal Sussex County Hospital this weekend. This will require Eastern Road to be closed where it passes the construction site, from 7am on the morning of Saturday 11th July to 7pm on Sunday 12th July. During the road closure all the pedestrian entrances to the hospital will remain open as will all the vehicle drop off and pick up points.

Traffic traveling along Eastern Road will be diverted south onto St George’s Road to pass the closed section. It will then be directed back up onto Eastern Road. A diagram of the diversion route can be found here.

A mobile crane is required to remove the lower sections of the crane from the construction site. Due to its size it has to operate from Eastern Road. The construction team will also use the closure to bring some of the building’s largest pieces of mechanical and electrical plant to site.

The road closure has been agreed with Brighton and Hove City Council and Brighton and Hove Buses. Emergency services are aware of the closure and will use alternate routes to reach or bypass the hospital.

The weekend’s work will leave only one crane on site which will be taken down later in the summer.