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Improvements to Brighton’s Western Road start today

From today Monday 9 January, eastbound buses and taxis using Western Road between Montpelier Road and the Churchill Square Shopping Centre will be diverted via upper North Street.

Buses Affected services include 1, 1A, 2, 5, 5A, 5B, 6 ,21, 25, 46, 49, 60, N1 and N5

Westbound traffic will still be able to use the road.

Brighton and Hove Council said “Access will remain to all shops and businesses along the road during opening hours and a pedestrian route will be provided alongside the works.

During the project, there will be a need for some overnight working to ensure access is maintained during the day.

However, these works will be at limited times only and expected at the start and end of the project.”

Brighton and Buses spokesperson said “Affected services include 1, 1A, 2, 5, 5A, 5B, 6 ,21, 25, 46, 49, 60, N1 and N5

Services from the Montpelier Road junction will instead turn left onto Montpelier Road (observing the first bus stop) then will proceed to the junction of Montpelier Terrace. Services will then turn right into Montpelier Terrace, continuing into Upper North Road until the junction of Regent Hill. Services will then turn right into Regent Hill and then left into Churchill Square to resume their normal route.

Services 18 and 21A from Montpelier Road will turn right onto Montpelier Place and then left onto York Road. Services will then turn left onto Western Road and resume the same diversion as all other services.

The following bus stops will be suspended during this time:
· Waitrose Eastbound – The nearest alternatives are Montpelier Road and Norfolk Square
· Clarence Square Eastbound – The nearest alternative is Churchill Square.

Westbound services will not be affected and will continue to follow their normal routes.”

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