A section of the King's Road Arches known as the Carousels is undergoing further repairs and strengthening work. A new deck over the Carousels now supports the southern footway and cycle track allowing for the final stage of the essential repair work to commence.
From 3 December 2007 the steps to the lower promenade at the Carousels were closed. The steps are opposite the Thistle Hotel and they will be shut for approximately three months while the steps and cast iron railings are demolished and replaced.
Alternative routes for pedestrians will be in place during the closure. Main traffic on the carriageway will be largely unaffected.
Councillor Geoffrey Theobald, chairman of the environment committee said, “Work to the Carousels, part of the historic King's Road Arches, is being undertaken over three successive winters in order to minimise effects on seafront trade.”
The Carousels are said to be the second most photographed attraction in Brighton & Hove after the Royal Pavilion. The external features will be reinstated as part of the repairs.
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