Severe delays have been experienced on the A259 Newhaven Road between Newhaven and Seaford as temporary traffic lights were installed while motorway teams deal with an asphalt spill on the carriageway.
Commuters told the Argus of their horror as they took the westbound A259 Newhaven Road to get to Brighton yesterday.
One said: “I couldn’t believe it took me half an hour to get to the edge of Seaford by bus.
“Then it felt like an eternity along the curves between Seaford and Newhaven.
“It has never taken me two and a half hours to get to Brighton.”
He added: “People coming from Eastbourne said it was a three hour commute. It’s like a scene from the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles, except there are no trains because of the strike.”
The road works, which started on Friday morning, will now remain in place until 4:00 p.m. on Friday 23 December.
A spokeswoman for East Sussex Highways said: “Due to a tarmac accident on the carriageway we have set up temporary traffic lights on the A259 Newhaven Road between Newhaven and Seaford.”
“We are aware that this can cause traffic problems, but the work is essential to ensure the safety of the road.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/23196978.a259-newhaven-road-emergency-works-last-till-december-23rd/?ref=rss Emergency work on the A259 Newhaven Road will continue until December 23rd