Uckfield High Street improvement works turn the corner into Bell Lane, Uckfield.

Traffic management changes begin tomorrow in Uckfield

Changes will be made to traffic management in Uckfield town centre tomorrow (Tuesday, June 28) as improvement work continues.

The adjustments will allow work to progress on the second stage of the highways scheme between Bell Lane and Church Street, according to East Sussex County Council.

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Roadworks continue in Uckfield High Street.

Two-way flow resumes between Library Way and Church Street

Lights currently controlling traffic in Church Street will be removed and the two-way flow will be resumed between Library Way and Church Street.

Temporary three way traffic lights, with a pedestrian crossing facility, will be in place at the Bell Lane junction. This is being introduced earlier than originally planned.

One-way remains from Library Way to Bell Lane

The southbound one way system will remain in operation between Library Way and the Bell Lane junction.

The scheme, which affects the High Street between Bell Lane and Church Street, began at the start of the year and is scheduled to last for eight months.

It will include pavement widening, new street furniture, upgraded traffic lights, 23 short-term parking spaces and one disabled bay and planting to help mitigate surface water flooding.

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New paving outside Carvills in Uckfield High Street.

Battered brickwork in steps outside Carvills.

Pavements outside Carvills in October 2014.

Access

The traffic management is designed to allow current access as much as possible except the areas where Colas, the contractor appointed to carry out the scheme are carrying out work.

The highway improvement scheme, funded by around £3 million of developer contributions, is aimed at reducing congestion and ensuring the town centre can cope with traffic arising from new housing development.

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