Plans to close Lewes Road to northbound traffic are revised

Moves to prevent the closure of the full length of Lewes Road, Ridgewood, to northbound traffic as roadworks progress have been successful.

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Cllr Chris Dowling.

East Sussex county councillor Chris Dowling who led an outcry against the proposal says he has been told a significantly reduced closure will take place from the Little Horsted roundabout to the Lewes Road/New Road junction.

Chris told Uckfield News: “This is very different and a lot less inconvenient than the original plan.”

It means that people living on the Sand Ridge Estate, Highlands Avenue, and Pipers Field Estate will be able to head into town as usual.

Originally the county council planned to close the road to northbound traffic from the Little Horsted roundabout to the Highlands roundabout.

The closure will take place from June 11 until around July 20. It is anticipated the roadworks – to create entrances to the Ridgewood Farm development allowing work to begin on the first 250 homes – will take six weeks.

The work on two accesses to the new estate, and traffic calming measures in Lewes Road, includes raised table top junctions at the accesses, a series of speed cushions between Little Horsted roundabout and New Road.

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