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ESCC HIghways will be carrying out resurfacing works on London Road (A2100) from Solomon's Lane to the A21 John's Cross roundabout.  The works will start on 26.05.20 and continue until 08.06.20.
The road will be closed for 24 hours each day during this period.  A suitable diversion route will be signed on site.
Unfortunately I cannot give you a link with more information on the ESCC Highways website as they sent me the wrong link and you just get a 404 error.  I'll post again if I get any more information.
Irene - Parish Clerk
PS - just got my broadband back after 10 days without it!

East Sussex Highways are starting their spray patching programme today (01.04.20).  Their wonder machine can fix permanently up to 200 potholes per day.
The link below will give you details about the roads they will be working on and how the patching machine works.
Click on this link for details on ESCC Highways Spray Patching programme

Solomon's Lane will be closed from its junction with the U6623 (Hoath Hill) to its junction with the A2100 from 31.03.20 to 02.04.20, for ESCC Highways to carry out patching and kerbing works.
The ESCC Transport Hub has arranged for the 384 school bus to drive through the works.  Battle Area Community Transport services that would normally run via Solomon's Lane will have to divert.
Click on this link to see a map and diversions

Just had email from Highways England, they will be carrying out survey works to ascertain the current ground condition of the highway.
In order to carry out these works as efficiently and safely as possible, work will be undertaken using temporary traffic signals for a single lane closure on both the north and southbound A21.  The dates are from 16.03.20 to 20.03.20 from 9.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday only.
In addition, there will be two nights of lane closures - A21 north and southbound from John's Cross to Stream Lane.  The dates are 06.04.20 and 07.04.20 from 8.00pm to 6.00am.



I have just heard that the repairs/resurfacing to the A2100 (John's Cross to level crossing) will now not take place until Summer 2020, due to road space issues.
Many thanks to all who emailed me with their comments, regarding storm water/heavy rain etc., and the actions that should take place to contain this.  I've passed your comments (with redacted personal details) to ESCC Highways.



There is light at the end of a very long tunnel - I have just received an email from ESCC Highways that says "I am pleased to inform you that plans have been put into place to refurbish this section of the carriageway.  Some parts are to be completely re-constructed, other parts resurfaced.  This work is planned for April, but not yet finalised as checks need to be made into road space, i.e. any other planned roadworks by utility companies etc."
I'll keep you all up-to-date as I get further information.

The A2100 will be closed from 05.08.19 to 18.08.19 (14 days).  From its junction with the British Gypsum mine access road to its junction with the A271 Battle roundabout, a distance of 3,300 metres.

This is to allow ESCC Highways to carry out carriageway resurfacing and jointing works.
Click on this link to see full details on the ESCC Highways website



I believe I am right in assuming that East Sussex County Council is the ultimate responsible authority for granting road closures in East Sussex.

Mountfield Parish has suffered numerous road closures, mainly due to the Southern WaterNew Sewerage Scheme – for at least 2/3 years.

Presently we have the SW road closures, a BT road closure (not all affected residents appear to have been notified) – and these result in around 8-mile detours.

A more serious issue, apart from the inconvenience and lack of information, is the children being dropped off from the school bus.  This has happened before,with the children’s safety at grave risk, and we trusted the problem had been resolved and all relevant parties had been informed.  Below you will seean extract from an email received today from a Mountfield resident –

With the piecemeal road closures around Mountfield, and with no public notification, it has becomea guessing game as to which roads are going to be closed and when. At present,the corner of Hoath Hill and New Cut is restricted to less than half width; Iwonder if anyone in authority has told the contractors that this is part of aschool bus route?  

This afternoon, a double-deck bus laden with schoolchildren had got as far as the telephone boxbut could get no further; no one had told the driver that the road was going tobe restricted. As it happened, I arrived home at that time and was able to drive up to the A2100 to stop the traffic so that he could reverse the lengthof New Cut and back into the main road.

Safety of schoolchildren is regarded as paramount but it is very easy to put all the responsibility on the driver, whereas those in authority appear to do very little to facilitate safe working.  I wonder if anyone has suggestions as to how the driver should have dealt with the situation, had there not been someone on hand to assist him?

The above is a very serious issue regarding the safeguarding of children.  We find it difficult to understand why the bus company had not been informed of the road closure.

I am asking, as a matter of urgency, that ESCC Highways inform me by email of ALL road closures and all contractors are also informedand take appropriate action..  These will be published on our website.

Irene Marchant - ParishClerk/RFO

Mountfield Parish Council

Irene Marchant

01424 838414/07711 224150

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