On Monday 4 April 2022, construction work begins to improve a stretch of National Cycle Network Route 2 between the outskirts of Rye and Camber in East Sussex.
The traffic-free walking and cycling route will be made safer and more accessible for everyone who wants to use it.
The improvements will see the traffic-free active travel path adjacent to Camber Road resurfaced.
Bridges along the route will also be repaired and rejuvenated.
Enabling more people to enjoy the route
The improvements will enable more people to enjoy the route whether they are walking, scooting, cycling, or using mobility aids, wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Linking two holiday hotspots
The route is an important link between two holiday hotspots: the historic town of Rye and the coastal village of Camber.
Popular in the summer, the improved route will be a viable and sustainable alternative to travelling by car for local journeys.
The improvements will create a safer, more accessible space to enjoy the great outdoors whilst travelling in the area.
The active travel route connects two holiday hotspots in East Sussex.
Sections will be closed during the works
During the work, sections of the path will be closed between Farm Lane in Camber and the road crossing by Rye Watersports.
Diversion options are limited; however, the contractor will endeavour to reopen the route on evenings, weekends and bank holidays where possible.
The improvement works are due to be completed in June.
Enhancing the National Cycle Network
We are delivering the project through our Paths for Everyone programme to enhance the National Cycle Network.
It is funded by the Department for Transport.
Feeling the many benefits of active travel
Sarah Leeming, Interim Director for the south of England at Sustrans, said:
“It’s great to see these improvements getting underway.
“By making this space safe and accessible, we can enable more people to explore the area under their own steam.
“This has so many benefits, both for our physical and mental health and for the local area too.
“By choosing a day out walking, wheeling, or cycling, we can help to reduce congestion, protect the environment and support local businesses along the way.”