One of the south east's most controversial road schemes was due to open this month. But wet winters and protesters have slowed down the project so much, that the authorities admit they still don't have a date for completion. And with the delays costs have risen.
The Bexhill-Hastings link road will relieve pressure on the existing A259 to the west of Hastings. But its route, through the Combe Valley, sparked protests and demonstrations.
Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Cllr Keith Glazier, Leader of East Sussex County Council, and Andrea Needham of the Combe Haven Defenders.
The final camping protesters against the South East's largest road project are due to be evicted on Monday. Nearby residents and environmental campaigners are trying to stop work on the Bexhill Link Road, saying the historic woodlands in the Combe Haven Valley should not be cut down.
But the council insists it's a vital lifeline for the area, relieving traffic problems on the South Coast and offering regeneration in one of the most deprived economies in the South East. The fight has been dubbed "the second Battle of Hastings".
They're calling it the second Battle of Hastings and they're preparing for a long fight.
The stand off between protesters and bulldozers in the Combe Haven Valley has entered it's second week. A battle of wills between councillors who say a link road is vital to regenerate one of the region's most deprived economies - and environmentalists determined to save historic woodlands.
Over the weekend more activists arrived, with one camp being evicted this morning - but protesters are vowing to stay whatever the weather.
Andy Dickenson reports, speaking to protesters Simon "Sitting Bull" Medhurst and Andrea Needham, East Sussex County Council leader Peter Jones (Cons) and Crowhurst resident Norman Beck.
Campaigners fighting a controversial one hundred million pound link road in Sussex say they are prepared to take direct action to stop it being built.
Traders say it's vital to improve business links between Bexhill and Hastings but environmentalists say it's not necessary and it will kill rare wildlife and plants.
Iain McBride reports.
Iain McBride's report features Charlotte Potter-Powell, Combe Haven Valley campaigner.