Amber Rudd, Hastings and Rye MP, and Andrew Jones, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, were welcomed to the Queensway Gateway construction site in St Leonards on Saturday (March 25) by East Sussex County Council leader, Keith Glazier.
Ms Rudd and the minister were shown the 300-metre-long platform now built between Queensway and Whitworth Road to form a stable base for the road embankments.
Ms Rudd said: “It was fantastic to see the progress which is being made on the Queensway Gateway. This road will lead to reduced congestion and quicker journey times for local residents, and it will help to make our area even more attractive for investment.”
Investment for the Queensway Gateway project has come from the Government’s Local Growth Fund, which has been managed in this case by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership and administered by East Sussex County Council, which has provided the funds to economic regeneration company Sea Change Sussex to deliver the project.
Roads Minister Andrew Jones said: “The Queensway Gateway will provide a vital link between the Bexhill to Hastings Link Road, which opened in 2015, and the A21.
“It will also deliver huge benefits to local motorists by cutting congestion in and around Hastings, speeding up journeys and boosting the economy.
“I’m delighted with the progress being made on the construction of this road, and it was good to see it first-hand.”
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