Why do we need to do this work?
Locally, the A22 and A2290 are important roads. They experience high levels of traffic and congestion, particularly at peak times. For the area to continue to grow and prosper we need to upgrade this route.
Analysis of traffic data has been undertaken to understand the use of the route. The findings of this analysis have shown:
- That as well as local and visitor traffic, the road network carries a large volume of long distance through-traffic.
This traffic enters Eastbourne and the south Wealden area via an inconsistent and mostly on a single carriageway road network. Furthermore, there are often delays and congestion on the route. If we don’t do anything:
- journeys will take longer
- congestion will increase
- traffic will spread onto local roads
This will cause congestion and safety concerns on other roads.
Improvements at key junctions made as part of these proposals will enable us to:
- improve capacity
- improve access to sustainable transport on the A22 in south Wealden and the A2290 (Lottbridge Drove) in Eastbourne
The design of the junctions will improve their operation and provide future capacity for the projected growth until 2030.
You can comment on the East Sussex Consultation Hub.
- Your comments about the proposals for the Hailsham and Stone Cross section of the A22 will inform the business case for these improvements
- Your comments on the proposals for the southern section of the A22 and A2290 will inform the further development of these schemes. Proposals in this section are at an earlier stage of development and will be delivered subsequent to the A22 proposals