Paving slabs are due to arrive today ready to be laid between Peacocks and The Lounge once kerbs are in place.

Roadworks day four – Paving slabs on the way

Paving slabs should arrive in Uckfield High Street today (Friday, September 26) ready to be laid on the stretch of pavement between Peacocks and The Lounge.roadworks open for business

They will go down once the laying of kerbstones has been completed in that area. As the slabs are placed workmen will begin laying kerbs on the other side of River Way, near the former public toilets and over the bridge.

Paving slabs will then go down there while work begins on the kerbs outside Boots.

Cllr Claire Dowling, a member of the project board overseeing the improvements, told about the order of work yesterday. She has been keeping a close eye on progress and said she was aware of the concerns of businesses which had been hard hit as shoppers stayed out of town to avoid the roadworks.

Cllr Dowling said that while there were tailbacks during rush hour it was much easier to move around the town between 9am and 5pm and she urged people to come in to support shops. “It will be quicker to come here as usual rather than to go to another town,” she added.

The work being done between Boots and Framfield Road includes:

  • Installing new traffic signals at the junction of Framfield Road and New Town Road, and the junction of High Street with Bell Lane. These will incorporate MOVA technology to change signal phasing depending on vehicle queue length.
  • Footways will be repaved using a premium paving slab, Yorkstone Greenmoor Rustic
  • Footways will be widened slightly, especially on the west side of the carriageway outside The Station public house.
  • The building, by Network Rail, of a new 174 space car park opposite Uckfield Railway Station.
  • Changes will also be made, by Network Rail to the existing station forecourt.

A one-way system is in place while the roadworks are carried out. This involves southbound traffic being diverted along Bell Lane to the by-pass.

Read more about the concerns of retailers in previous stories: Roadworks day three – new kerbstones start going in and Roadworks day two – worries over High Street trade

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Only northbound traffic is allowed along the stretch of road in Uckfield between Boots and Framfield Road.

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