Traffic chaos on Sedlescombe Road North is set to continue for another six weeks – right through until the middle of November.
Roadworks, including temporary traffic lights, have been in place since Monday, July 29th and have caused long tailbacks on the A21 and surrounding roads.
The work is due to Southern Gas Networks (SGN) upgrading the gas network in the area and the work will last until the middle of November.
A spokesman for the firm said: “We’re upgrading our network to ensure local homes and businesses continue to enjoy a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.
“Our project that started on July 29th is scheduled to last approximately 16 weeks involving road closures and temporary traffic lights around multiple junctions at different times.”
Temporary traffic lights were first put up in Seven Acre Close at its junction with the A21 from July 29th and lasted for two weeks.
Temporary traffic lights were installed in Upper Church Road at its junction with the A21 on Monday, August 12th and these were in place for around three weeks.
From Monday, September 9th, temporary traffic lights were put in place in Shirley Drive at its junction with the A21 for approximately two weeks and Harrow Lane was due to be closed at its junction with the A21 for two weeks as well.
Sedlescombe Road North was reduced to one lane between its junctions with Silverhill Road and Old Roar Road for approximately one week, from Monday, September 16th. Road users travelling southbound will be able to take the first exit at the roundabout, onto the A2101.
From the same date Harrow Lane and Silverhill Avenue were due to be closed at their junctions with the A21 for approximately two weeks. Old Roar Road will also be closed at its junction with the A21 for approximately two weeks from today.
SGN will then be working in Holmhurst Lane for approximately three weeks from Monday, October 14th, and in Sedlescombe Road and on the footpath in Holmhurst Lane from Monday, October 21st for approximately three weeks.
A SGN spokesman said: “Please look out for on-site signage for further information about these phases of work.”