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Speed limit reduction bid

Traffic on the A259 Buckle By-Pass where it becomes Newhaven Road with Hill Rise and Marine Parade joining it and Bishopstone Road in the distance also joining. January 13th 2014 E02022Q

Traffic on the A259 Buckle By-Pass where it becomes Newhaven Road with Hill Rise and Marine Parade joining it and Bishopstone Road in the distance also joining. January 13th 2014 E02022Q

A series of fatalities along a ‘dangerous’ stretch of road in Seaford has prompted Lewes District Council to call for the speed limit to be reduced.

The council’s cabinet agreed to write to East Sussex County Council’s highways department after it discussed the issue at its cabinet meeting held last week at Southover House in Lewes.

The issue was raised by Conservative Lewes District councillor Barry Groves, who represents Seaford West.

Cllr Groves, of Marine Drive, Bishopstone, said a woman had recently been killed on the A259 road at Bishopstone and that this was the seventh fatality along this road in the last nine years.

Back in November 83-year-old Toni Rolls from Telscombe Cliffs died after she was in collision with a car as she tried to cross the A259 Buckle By-pass.

Cllr Groves said the section of road between Tide Mills and Hill Rise had three road junctions and was considered very dangerous.

The district council resolved to ask the county council to reduce the speed limit on the A259 road between Tide Mills and Hill Rise to 40mph to make it safer for pedestrians to cross.

It would also make it safer for drivers to enter and exit the road junctions.

This week Seaford Town Council is set to discuss a petition regarding a safe crossing being put in place in Belgrave Road. The petition, which has been presented to East Sussex County Council, has also been handed over to STC. The matter will be discussed at its council meeting on Thursday.

• What are your views on the stretch of road on the A259 and do you think there is the need for a safe crossing in Belgrave Road? Call the newsroom on 414485 or email us at: eastbourne.herald@jpress.co.uk

 

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