Overnight road works planned between Ditchling and Offham

East Sussex Highways logoESSENTIAL road repairs will begin on the B2116 between Ditchling and Offham later this month.

Night-time carriageway patching will start on Tuesday, August 30 and continue until Thursday, September 15.

During the work, the B2116 Keymer Road/Lewes Road/Ditchling Road will be closed in sections on weekday nights between 7pm and 6am; there will be no weekend working.

The road closure schedule is:

Phase one – August 30: from Beacon Hurst to The Drove

Phase two – August 31 – September 1: B2112/B2116 from South Street to Underhill Lane

Phase three – September 2 and 5: Underhill Lane to Streat Lane

Phase four – September 6 – 7: Streat Lane to Plumpton Lane

Phase five – September 8 – 12: Plumpton Lane to Allington Lane

Phase six – September 13 -15: Allington Lane to A275 Offham

During phases one and two, traffic will be diverted via Ockley Lane, Keymer Road, Folders Lane, B2112 and vice versa.

During phases three to six, traffic will be diverted via B2112, Green Road, South Road, Honeypot Lane, Mill Lane, A275 and vice versa.

Access for pedestrians and emergency vehicles will be maintained whilst the road is closed. Anyone needing vehicle access during the works can discuss this with the team on site.

An East Sussex Highways spokesperson said: “We appreciate that the road closures along the B2116 will cause some disruption to road users and residents, but they are essential to keep the public and workers safe while repairs are carried out.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused but would ask the public to bear with us as we carry out this essential work.”

More information, including details of the diversions, is available on the East Sussex Highways website at https://www.eastsussexhighways.com/highway-schemes/b2116-ditchling-to-offham