More roadworks misery for fed up local motorists

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Drivers face more traffic delays and motoring misery when resurfacing work starts on a busy road junction later this month.

East Sussex County Council is resurfacing sections of Dittons Road and Rattle Road from Dittons Road to the junction of Lion Hill near the Red Lion Pub at Stone Cross on Tuesday June 24.

Work will also be carried out on the B2104 Hailsham Road and Lion Hill from near the junction of The Crossways to past the junction of Adur Drive.

The scheme is expected to take four days with work being carried out between 9.30am and 4pm.

The affected sections of road will be closed between those times but signed diversion routes will be in place.

The latest roadworks come just weeks after serious congestion and long delays for motorists when the county council resurfaced the A22 Golden Jubilee Way. The council says it is carrying out the latest work to avoid the busiest period of the day and hopes to keep disruption to a minimum.

Carl Maynard at the council said, “Inevitably work on a busy junction like this will cause some disruption but we’d ask people to bear with us and to use an alternative route while the work is carried out.

“The work has been timed to avoid the busiest periods of the day and the result will be a safer, smoother road surface which will last for years to come.”

During the work, Hailsham Road will be closed to through traffic from the junction of the A295 South Road to the junction with Hankham Road, while Lion Hill will close to through traffic from the junction of Adur Drive to the Hide Hollow roundabouts.

Signed diversion routes will be in place for southbound traffic via South Road, A22, A27 and Dittons Road and for northbound traffic via Willingdon Drove, A22 Golden Jubilee Way and Dittons Road.