Town’s central road to be closed over Easter

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A ROAD in the centre of Hailsham will be closed for four days during the Easter holidays to allow resurfacing work to take place.

Market Street will close from its intersection with High Street and Vicarage Road to the junction with The Stiles from Monday, April 8 to Thursday, April 11.

East Sussex County Council will resurface and repaint the road, with work being carried out between 9.30am and 4pm on each day.

A diversion route will be in place via Bell Banks Road, Station Road, North Street and High Street or via the westbound, one-way section of the A295 George Street, Station Road and Bell Banks Road.

Roger Williams, East Sussex County Council head of highways, said, “As with any roadworks scheme, there will be some disruption but this scheme has been timed to coincide with the school holidays to minimise the inconvenience to road users.

“We ask residents, business owners and motorists to bear with us while we complete this work, which will improve the safety of the road and give motorists a better journey.”

Businesses in the affected section of road will be open as usual while the work is carried out, and signs to this effect will be displayed.

The work starts as the major road resurfacing scheme on the A22 Hailsham Bypass between the Boship roundabout and Cophall roundabout is set to come to an end.

Contractors have been resurfacing the busy stretch of dual carriageway since the beginning of February and motorists have faced long delays and disruptions in both directions with contraflow systems.

Councillor Carl Maynard, Lead Member for Transport and Environment at the County Council said, “When we complete this work the road will be much safer for drivers to use.”

East Sussex Highways and contractors May Gurney has been carrying out the work.