Road closure in Crowhurst for Link Road work
Motorists are being warned about a road closure to allow a high voltage power cable to be diverted from the route of the Bexhill to Hastings Link Road.
The first phase of the work in Crowhurst Road, Crowhurst, will begin on Monday 17 June 2013 with work carried out by engineers from UK Power Networks, who will be diverting overhead power cables along the road.
Phase one is expected to take between five and 10 weeks, while the second phase, which will take around one week, will see East Sussex County Council carrying out carriageway patching to repair the road.
During the first phase, Crowhurst Road will be closed to through traffic between its junctions with Queensway and Swainham Lane, while during the second phase it will be closed between Queensway and Chapel Hill.
The work will, subject to final approval, be carried out between 7am and 7pm, seven days a week, but the road will remain closed throughout for safety reasons and a diversion route will be signposted via Queensway, The Ridge West, Hastings Road, Telham Lane and Foreward Lane in both directiions.
Local businesses will be open as usual and access will be provided for the Crowhurst Village Fayre on Saturday, August 10.
An East Sussex County Council spokesman said: “We'd like to apologise to local residents and motorists for the inconvenience and disruption. Unfortunately these high voltage power cables have to be diverted along the road, and we have no option but to close the road.
“The county council is trying to minimise the length of time this work will take and minimise the inconvenience to local people.
“UK Power Networks are seeking approval to be allowed to work at weekends in order to reduce the length of time the road is closed, but we would like to emphasise that local businesses will be open as normal while the work is carried out.”
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