The first phase of roadworks in readiness for the new Eastbourne Arndale Centre are due to start this week.
East Sussex County Council will be carrying out this preparatory work along part of Ashford Road to divert services and create access to and from the construction site.
The work will involve the stretch of road from the traffic lights at the junction of Terminus Road and Ashford Road to the zebra crossing just past the Junction Road turn off.
The first phase of work, from January 3 to 20, will be undertaken by East Sussex County Council to the existing train station loop entrance and exit for buses and taxis off Ashford Road to ensure that buses can continue to use the area while the diversion work is ongoing.
The alterations will mean the closure of a single lane along Ashford Road. The present entrance and exit will be swapped so vehicles will enter the loop area from the current exit and leave from the current entrance.
Once this is completed, Kier Construction will begin work to divert underground services away from the extension development site. This is expected to start on January 23 and will last for 16 weeks and will mean the closure of the right-hand lane along the same stretch of Ashford Road.