Happy Easter! Roadworks in village finished in time

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Motorists, residents and businesses in Alfriston have received an Easter boost as roadworks in the village finished in time for the holiday weekend.

High Street has been closed to through traffic since East Sussex County Council began essential drainage and resurfacing work on February 18.

The repairs were due to take seven weeks to complete but, despite the recent bad weather, are running a week ahead of schedule, meaning the road is now due to reopen for the Easter weekend.

Highways crews have repaired an old and worn pipe which drains surface water from the carriageway, began resurfacing the whole stretch of road on Saturday and were on course to finish the work by yesterday afternoon (Thursday).

Roger Williams, the county council’s head of highways, said: “Our crews have been working double shifts and weekends to ensure this essential work is completed as quickly as possible.

“We’re very pleased we’ve been able to finish early so the road can reopen in time for the Easter weekend.

“We appreciate that, as is the case with any roadworks scheme, there has been some inconvenience, but we’d like to thank everyone in the village for their patience.”

Updates on roadworks across East Sussex are available on the roads and transport section of the county council’s website: www.eastsussex.gov.uk or on Twitter @esccroads