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.