A22 and A2290 – an important transport route

The southern section of the A22 provides an important route. It links Hailsham, Polegate and Stone Cross in the south Wealden area to Eastbourne.

The A2290 (Lottbridge Drove) in Eastbourne links the southern end of the A22 Golden Jubilee Way with the A259 at Seaside roundabout. The A22 and A2290 corridors provide access for local communities to:

  • healthcare
  • education
  • retail
  • leisure
  • Eastbourne seafront

It is also important for supporting the delivery of:

  • potential new housing
  • growth in the local economy
  • access to jobs

The Challenge

There is often heavy traffic on the A22 and A2290 at peak times. Planned development in south Wealden and Eastbourne will increase the amount of traffic in the area. Without improvements, this congestion will increase. This will undermine the local economy and reduce access to key locations.

We have developed possible junction improvements on the A22 Hailsham bypass and near Stone Cross. These will:

  • reduce congestion
  • provide more road space for private and public transport as well as for cyclists and pedestrians

We are currently seeking Major Road Network funding from central government. This will enable the delivery of the package of improvements to the A22 junctions on Hailsham bypass and at Stone Cross. Financial contributions secured by Wealden District Council from housing developments will support this.