East Sussex roads to get new lease of life

ROADS in East Sussex are in for a summer makeover which will improve the road surface and extend the life of the carriageway.

East Sussex Highways will be carrying out micro asphalt work on several roads in Eastbourne, as well as roads in Heathfield, Hastings, Lewes, Polegate and Willingdon, starting on Tuesday, August 21 2018 and continuing until the end of September.

The process sees a treatment of a mix of bitumen and stone applied to the existing carriageway which seals and shapes the road surface, prevents water ingress and can extend the life of the road by up to 10 years.

Cllr Nick Bennett, East Sussex County Council lead member for transport and environment, said: “This is a relatively quick and cost-effective method of improving and extending the life of our roads.

“The result will be a smoother, safer road, which will be better able to cope with the demands of continued traffic for many years to come.

“Initially, there may be some loose stones remaining on the roads so we’d ask motorists to drive carefully and follow the directions of any temporary road signs which may be in place.

“Our highways crews will then return, carry out a final sweep of the roads to remove any remaining loose chippings and to relay any road markings.”

Most of the roads will be closed for between one and four days to allow the work to take place, with temporary diversion routes in place. The exact schedule is subject to weather conditions.

More information can be found at www.eastsussexhighways.com or on Twitter @esccroads

Roads where the work is being carried out are:

Tilgate Close, Eastbourne – August 21 2018 (closed for 1 day)
Seaside, Eastbourne – August 21 (closed for 2 days)
Beach Road, Eastbourne – August 23 (closed for 2 days)
Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne – August 28 (closed for 3 days)
Park Avenue, Eastbourne – August 31 (closed for 2 days)
Trinity Trees, Eastbourne – September 1 (closed for 2 days)
Little East Street, Lewes – September 2 (closed for 1 day)
Grand Parade, Eastbourne – September 4 (stop and go signs in operation – 4 days)
Meadows Hall, Willingdon – September 10 (closed for 1 day)
Winchester Way, Willingdon – September 11 (closed for 1 day)
Summerlands Road, Willingdon – September 12 (closed for 1 day)
Broadview Close, Willingdon – September 14 (closed for 1 day)
Mutton Hall Hill, Heathfield – September 15 (closed for 2 days)
Hailsham Road, Polegate – September 17 (closed for 1 day)
Brightling Road, Polegate – September 18 (closed for two days)
St Helens Road, Hastings – September 20 (closed for 3 days)