Roadworks Whitehill Road



From Tuesday the contractors have been working on the Northern part of Whitehill Road – the junction with Croft Road, Southview Road and Myrtle Road down to Windlesham Close.

This runs counter to the initial information East Sussex Highways provided that they would start at the bottom of Whitehill and move up the hill.

A spokesperson for the Council said:

As with any scheme of this size, there can sometimes be unexpected changes to the order of the work.

We would like to apologise for the inconvenience that this caused, but would like to reassure residents that the actions taken are likely to reduce the duration of the works and the disruption they cause.

Residents can submit feedback via their website:

After resurfacing work on Croft Road has been completed, contractors will be moving onto Whitehill Road.

Whitehill Road will be closed to through traffic from Monday 15th June for 4 weeks.

Work will start at the bottom of the Whitehill (by Rose Court) and move North.


Like Croft Road, the work will be carried out in phases. It is understood there will be initially be overnight work between Hurtis Hill and the Herne Road junction.

Once the section up to Queen’s Road is completed, the road will be closed to through traffic 24 hours a day.

The remaining work will be carried out during the day in sections.

Initially residents will be able to gain access from the North. Once the work reaches Southridge Rise, access to the Southridge estate will be from the South via Harecombe Road.

The official diversion route will then be via Southview Road, A26, Sheep Plain, Hurtis Hill and vice versa.

Bus Diversion

Brighton & Hove Buses have said after Rose Court the 28/29 service towards Tunbridge Wells will turn right onto Queens Road to Chapel Green, left onto Gordon Road, left onto Church Road, right onto Croft Road to resume the normal route.

Services towards Brighton will operate the above diversion in the opposite direction. During this time stops at the Bricklayers Arms and outside the United Church will not be served. All stops on the diversion route will be observed.

Thursday 25th & Friday 26th June: The bottom of Whitehill Road will be closed for overnight work. From 7pm until 5pm the following morning 28/29 buses will divert via A26 Beacon Road and Church Road.

On journeys going towards the town centre, service 228/229 will divert via Queens Road to Chapel Green, then turn left into Gordon Road and right at the mini roundabout onto Croft Road to The Broadway (normal route).

For journeys towards Whitehill, 228/229 buses will use the full length of Queens Road.


Is there anything else about the roadworks you’d like to know? Add a comment bellow or ask on Facebook.


Pedestrian access will be maintained and they will always allow access for emergency vehicles.

If residents or businesses need access, the advice from East Sussex Highways is to discuss the matter with the team on site.

Residents are being told to park their vehicles off road or in another location.

Wealden District Council have been informed about the works. They will let residents know if there needs to be any changes to your bin collection.

For more information see East Sussex Highways. In case of any queries, you can phone 0345 608 0193.



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  1. Today Tuesday 23 June, and south view rd junction with Whitehill rd is closed for resurfacing works. Why isn’t there a “road closed, access only “sign at A26 junction with southview?
    Totally unnecessary journeys are being made only for drivers to U turn.
    Also as a whinge on environmental grounds there is a black Peugeot 308 reg ending LHP with its engine running every day with a road worker permanently ensconced inside doing nothing but pollute the area with diesel fumes!
    We tax payers are paying to die early!
    It’s the Victor Meldrew in me I guess.

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