Work on one of county’s largest resurfacing projects ends

The recent snow couldn’t stop progress on the largest resurfacing scheme carried out by East Sussex County Council since 1994.

Bypass resurfacing

The A22 Hailsham Bypass will be free of cones, machinery and workmen in time for the Easter weekend getaway.

Since work began eight weeks ago, East Sussex Highways has resurfaced 67,640sqm of road – the equivalent of nine football pitches.

As well as the obvious work involved in a resurfacing scheme of this magnitude, workers have also carried out hedge trimming, lining, drainage maintenance, barrier repair and kerb removal. Aqua seeding, a process where grass seed is sprayed using high pressured pumps, was also used to reinstate grass verges.

All the work has been completed on schedule and to budget despite delays caused by the wintry weather earlier this month.

Karl Taylor, assistant director of operations at East Sussex County Council, said: “We appreciate that this work caused delays and inconvenience, and would like to thank motorists for their patience.

“The snowfall in mid March caused delays, but staff and contractors worked hard to ensure the scheme was completed in time for the Easter weekend getaway.

“The result of the work carried out by East Sussex Highways is a road which is smoother and safer for our residents and visitors to our county.”

The road has been resurfaced between the Boship roundabout and the Cophall roundabout.