Start date for the Uckfield High Street roadworks is likely to be announced tomorrow (January 28).
Paul Watson reports
A start date of February 3, contained on a map published by East Sussex County Council on its website, indicates only the beginning of the “opening of a window” from when the works may take place.
It should not be taken as being the start of digging.
Equally, the end date of November 30 does not reflect the likely last day of works, which is set to be eight months.
UckfieldNews.com expects the official date for the contractors to move in earnest will come at some stage tomorrow.
The statement will also, we expect, say the direction of the one-way traffic in the High Street during the works.
The length of affected road is between the traffic lights at Church Street and the lights at Bell Lane.
Initial work on lamp-posts took place last week but the contractors, Colas, are now set to start remodelling the street scene and putting down new paving slabs.
It follows the first phase of the roadworks in the autumn of 2014 which caused traffic chaos.
Uckfield Town Council has set aside £5,000 to help promote shopping in Uckfield during the roadworks has said it will bring together the Chamber of Commerce and other interested parties to promote events and shopping.