Croft Road closed for roadworks

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Contractors are moving onto Phase 3 of the works – from mini-roundabout at Mill Lane to Myrtle Road / Southview Road.

Please note as from tomorrow (Friday 15th May) because of the roadworks on Croft Road, the 28/29 buses will not serve the following stops: Bricklayers Arms, United Church and Croft Road. Buses will divert via Queens Road, Church Road and Crowborough Hill to resume normal route at the High Street.


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East Sussex County Council have confirmed that the first major phase of a road improvement scheme in Crowborough will go ahead despite the coronavirus situation.

Residents may have seen survey work being carried-out in the last few weeks as the position of underground utilities were being marked on the carriageway.

There will be some disruption as contractors reconstruct Croft Road.

The work will be done in three phases starting from Monday (20th April) for seven weeks.

The scheme will see the existing road churned up and recycled to provide a solid, long-lasting foundation for a new road surface. The nature of the work means the recycled foundation will need time to harden, meaning the road will have to be closed 24 hours a day, with a signed diversion route in place.

Cllr Claire Dowling, East Sussex County Council lead member for transport and environment, said:

We know that there have been concerns about the condition of some of the roads in Crowborough.

This is the first major work on a scheme which will see significant improvement work on four roads in the town, alongside drainage improvements.

While there will be some disruption, I’d ask residents and motorists to be patient while we carry out this work, which will provide a smoother, safer road which will last for many years to come.

Map showing the three phases for the highways work on Croft Road in Crowborough April to June 2020

Phase 1: The first phase of the work, on Monday 20th April, will last just one day, with the road closed from High Street to south of Waitrose car park, with access to the car park maintained via Beacon Road, Mill Road and Pine Grove.

Phase 2: From Waitrose car park to south of Mill Lane mini-roundabout, lasts from Tuesday 21st April to Friday 8th May.

Phase 3: The final phase, from south of the mini-roundabout at Mill Lane to Myrtle Road / Southview Road, running from Tuesday 12th May to Monday 1st June.

Highways Work Croft Road 20th April 2020 for 7 weeks. Road closed to through traffic.

Diversion

The diversion route for buses and other large vehicles will be via the High Street, the A26 Beacon Road and Southview Road, but residents will be able to use their knowledge to navigate via other local roads.

Buses: The 28/29 and 228/229 will divert via Church Road and Crowborough Hill in both directions.

Resurfacing schemes are also due to take place later in the year on Whitehill Road, Eridge Road and Beacon Road.

The County Council have said the maintenance of roads remains a key priority to enable key workers, delivery vehicles, refuse collection and emergency services to move about the county safely.

All of the Council’s contractors adhere to Government and construction industry guidance on social distancing to protect the workforce and the public during the Covid-19 period.

For more information about the scheme and to report any highways problems see www.eastsussexhighways.com.

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1 COMMENT

  1. So good this work is carrying on, and during the lockdown for Covid 19 there is much less traffic to be inconvenienced. Good to be able to praise the Highways staff who are often unjustly pilloried for not doing this or that. People forget just how far local government has been emasculated over the past ten years. I’ll be clapping for them tonight at 8pm, including them in the key workers appreciation.

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