The controversial Bexhill – Hastings Link Road was today given final approval by transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin, meaning that work is set to start apace.
East Sussex County Council aims to create a 5.6km long single carriageway road between the A259 in Bexhill and the B2092 Queensway in Hastings. But the scheme has already suffered setbacks after protestors occupied woodland being cleared for initial construction work.
Construction of the road has undergone a long legal battle but the High Court gave final approval to the scheme last October.
The Department for Transport will contribute a maximum of £56.9M towards the full scheme cost of £91.9M.