A259 – Cause of chaos in Seaford, Newhaven and Peaceh

The cause of Tuesday night’s hour-long queues between Peacehaven and Newhaven has been revealed.

Drivers were stuck in hour-long queues around Newhaven and as far away as Seaford and Peacehaven during rush hour.

East Sussex Highways said the road works and temporary traffic lights were used for emergency work by South East Water.

Argus readers spoke of their horror at the chaos in the area and beyond on an evening of misery for motorists, some trying to get to the England v Czech Republic international match at the American Express Community Stadium.

Queues formed along the A259 and other routes into Newhaven as people tried to dodge traffic. The delays were caused by roadworks on the A259 at Newhaven, near Peacehaven.

Wendy Dumelow said: “I was caught roadworks in Shoreham, an accident in Falmer, football traffic and then Newhaven. So much fun.”

Leanne Lange added: “The route between Seaford and Peacehaven is becoming an absolute joke. It’s way too busy for a single lane main road with roundabouts and traffic lights every 100 metres. Any accidents and the emergency services are having difficulty getting through and there is no U-turn or alternate route.”

According to Roadworks.org, which has information from South East Water, the work causing the delays on the A259 will continue until October 14.

Kathryn Warren said: “Road work was supposed to continue until the 14th but suppose due to the absolute chaos that has occurred it has been knocked on the head?”

A spokesman for East Sussex Highways said: “We are aware of the delays on the A259 caused by emergency work by South East Water.

“Our network management team have since liaised with South East Water and the temporary traffic lights are now being operated manually during peak hours to reduce delays. Work will continue overnight to ensure it is completed as soon as possible.”

South East Water was asked for comment.

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