Twenty-mile-an-hour speed limit, enforcement of parking restrictions, bus station improvements and improvements to Uckfield access corridors – all were covered at a meeting of the Uckfield Town Centre Regeneration Joint Committee yesterday.
Committee secretary, and Wealden director, Nigel Hannam gave an update on progress on each item in turn.
20 mile an hour speed limit
He said a legal process associated with the introduction of a 20-mile-an-hour speed limit was complete.
Electrical work related to terminal signs would be done by the end of July.
Terminal and repeater signs and road surfacing would be introduced at the end of August.
A traffic regulation order would be sealed once all the works were complete. This would make the speed limit enforceable.
An experimental traffic order associated with parking restrictions was being advertised in September 2018 for six months.
During that time representations can be made about it.
Any amendments to the scheme would be advertised for a further six months.
After that it would be another six months before a decision was made on whether to make the restrictions permanent.
Bus station improvements
Work on the design of bus station improvements is in progress with East Sussex Highways liaising with the project board and main bus operator.
The inclusion of a toilet facility in the vicinity is being investigated.
Uckfield access corridors
Traffic and pedestrian surveys are being undertaken to help inform design work to improve accesses into town.
Work will progress in the following order:
- London Road and High Street
- Church Street
- Bell Farm Road
- Framfield Road
Designs for the first two corridors should be available this autumn.