Plans to upgrade car parking in Hailsham began yesterday (Monday).
Phase Three of Wealden District Council’s five-year car park improvement programme is changing the town’s largest car park in Vicarage Lane in stages so a major part of the car park remains open at all times.
Wealden provides more than 650 free off-road car parking places in the town. Resurfacing work, necessitating closure of a car parking area, is only expected to take a day, subject to weather. Preparation work, including marking out and gulley clearing, will begin a few days earlier but should not affect car park use. Short stay restrictions will be lifted while resurfacing work is taking place.
The improvements include resurfacing with hard-wearing bitumen tarmac, and the re-painting of traffic control and bay markings as well as low energy lighting and new anti-graffiti signage.
The Hailsham improvement work, which will be carried out by Hailsham Roadways, is as follows:
• The main Vicarage Lane car park: Preparation work began yesterday (Monday) and will be closed on April 1. Preparation work on the eastern parking area will begin in April 2 and this will be closed on April 7. The western parking area sees preparation work begin on April 8, with a closure day on April 9.
• Hailsham South Road: Preparation work begins on April 13, with a closure day on April 15.
• Hailsham Vicarage Fields West: Preparation work begins on April 20, with a closure day on April 23.
These dates are subject to weather conditions and may change at short notice. Traffic marshals will be on duty.