REPLACEMENT WORKS are being carried out on 28 miles of road as part of a £2.1million project.
The ‘summer makeover’ includes work at Battle, Bexhill, Crowborough, Eastbourne, Hastings, Horam, Mayfield, Ringmer, Wadhurst and Wivelsfield.
The £2.1million scheme, which started earlier this month, is due to be completed by the end of August and has been preceded by patching work to prepare the road for surface treatment.
Claire Dowling, senior member of East Sussex County Council for Transport and Environment, said: “Our summer surface treatment works are an important part of the council’s £20million annual road maintenance programme.
“The work allows us to seal and waterproof the roads to protect them from frost and water damage and improve slip resistance.
“Although disruptions may occur, we ask for the indulgence of local residents as we implement this program, which allows us to create a smoother, safer road surface and extend the life of the road by up to ten years.”
Surface treatment involves coating the road with bitumen and grit and relies on exposure to traffic using the road to embed the grit.
Streets will be swept 24 hours, three days and one week after the new surface is laid.
Road markings and cat eyes are then renewed after the final cleaning.
During the work, the affected roads will be closed to traffic and signposted detour routes will be set up.
The works are weather dependent and dates are subject to change, however local residents will be notified of any changes via advance warning boards.
Visit the East Sussex Highways website for more details on the work and updates on the summer programme.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20282469.28-miles-road-resurfacing-work-way-east-sussex/?ref=rss 28 miles of road renewal work underway in East Sussex