Urgent repairs delay Tidebrook Road closure

The closure of a rural Wadhurst road has been delayed while plans to repair a lane on the diversion route are put in place.

Tidebrook Road was due to close on Monday, February 10, for five weeks for carriageway patching, with traffic diverted along Mayfield Lane.

But growing concern about the condition Mayfield Lane means Tidebrook Road will remain open while patching work is carried out on Mayfield Lane overnight on Tuesday, February 11, Wednesday, February 12 and Thursday, February 13.

Karl Taylor, East Sussex County Council’s head of operations, said: “Since work on Tidebrook Road was planned the condition of Mayfield Lane, which was also a priority for improvement work, has deteriorated leaving us with no option but to delay the road closure.

“To keep disruption to an absolute minimum we are carrying out patching work in Mayfield Lane overnight. We apologise for the disruption caused and want to reassure residents that we are committed to completing the work on both Tidebrook Road and Mayfield Lane as quickly as we possibly can.”

Once repairs are made to Mayfield Lane, targeted patching will be carried out on Tidebrook Road between Pennybridge Lane and Riseden Road.

Up-to-date details of the work will be shared with residents and motorist through signage in the area and on the East Sussex Highways website at www.eastsussexhighways.com