Maintenance set to take place on East Sussex road for 13 days

Maintenance is set to take place on an East Sussex road for 13 days.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 3:59 pm
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Two stretches of the A265 on Haremere Hill and Straight Half Mile, Etchingham will be resurfaced in sections between April 6 and April 29.

Work will begin at the level crossing with crews heading east towards Haremere Hall as maintenance on this section is due to be completed by April 11.

On April 12 work is set to start east of Oaks Close and continue past the west entrance to Borders Lane with just over a mile of road due to be resurfaced by April 29.

Work on both sections will take place between 8pm and 6am, during which time the road will be closed to through traffic.

East Sussex County Council’s lead member for transport and environment Claire Dowling, said, “This is a busy route through to the A21, which suffers from wear and tear caused by large volumes of traffic. The work will result in a safer and smoother drive for motorists, and is a good example of our investment in East Sussex roads and our efforts to prevent potholes.

“By carrying out the work overnight, we will be able to minimise disruption to the road network. I appreciate that the road runs close to residential properties and I would like to reassure residents that our contractors will do everything possible to minimise noise.”

During the second phase some daytime work on bollards and a drain will take place between the level crossing and Burgh Hill.

During this work temporary traffic lights will be in operation.

For the overnight work, a diversion route will be in place via the A21, A2100 London Road, North Trade Road and B2096 Battle Road.

For more information and maps of the planned work click here.