The area’s county councillor, Chris Dowling, told town councillors they were “close to the end game”, although it had taken an awfully long time.
The calming is being paid for by Linden Homes as a condition of being allowed to develop land Fernley Park in Eastbourne Road.
Cllr Dowling said: “The hope and expectation was that the work would start before Christmas. It is now due to start in January.”
He added that this was subject to agreements between the council and the developer. “We are nearly there. It has been very long, very tortuous and complicated,” he commented.