Roadworks will disrupt bus services to Uckfield hospital
Bus services to Uckfield hospital and the Bird-in-Eye surgery are set to be temporarily disrupted by roadworks.
As we reported yesterday Framfield Road is to be resurfaced in three phases by East Sussex Council.
The third section of work will be from the junction with Selby Road for a distance of 283 metres in an easterly direction.
This will place the hospital and the surgery on the "wrong" side of the roadworks for the town with an official diversion via Framfield, Blackboys, Halland and Ridgewood.
A spokesman for the county council told Uckfield News.com there would be no access to the bus stop at the hospital during this third phase of the work, although the hospital and surgery will still be accessible on foot.
She said: "When we look into closing a road, we go through a process to identify if there are any other options because it is not possible to allow vehicles through the work (aside from emergency vehicles) for the safety of the staff on site.
"We followed the process in this case, and have not been able to come up with a suitable alternative.
"We understand this is frustrating for people, but we hope they will bear with us while the work takes place.
"We obviously have to balance the needs of everyone who uses the road and hope bus users can put up with a couple of days of inconvenience so we can carry out the resurfacing."
(Added to site Wednesday, March 30th, 2011)