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Roadworks Malling Hill

On 4 Jan 2016 at 9:30am Driver wrote:
Does anybody know what diversion will be in place on Malling Hill as they start work on the new crossing?
On 4 Jan 2016 at 11:42am Fake Sarah wrote:
The info we were given from the council:
Diversion will be signed via Brooks Road, Southdowns Road, Mayhew Road & Church Lane.
There will be a southbound traffic system along Malling Hill/Malling Street & there will be a 2-way traffic light system in place during this time.
Works are expected to take 3.5 weeks
Hope this helps
On 4 Jan 2016 at 3:51pm Driver wrote:
Thanks. So ok going down the hill but you can't come up and have to go via Brooks Road & Church Lane. They don't seem to have started yet so maybe they're waiting until the other roadworks have finished. Or maybe I'm just being optimistic!
On 4 Jan 2016 at 5:13pm Fake Sarah wrote:
You will be fine either way as they have the 2 way traffic control but if you want to miss the works then the Brooks Road way for both journeys (in and out of Lewes) may be quicker than navigating the traffic control.
I dont see that a traffic control with the current works would work as the other works are 4 way lights so i dont think you would be able to sync the lights. As you have said Driver, hopefully this means that they have put off the pelican crossing works until after the current works have finished.
On 4 Jan 2016 at 5:26pm Ed Can Do wrote:
It's a Puffin Crossing rather than a Pelican one, the crossing signal will be on the post on your side of the road rather than opposite.

Not that this matters in the slightest with regards to the roadworks mind you.
On 4 Jan 2016 at 6:03pm John Smith wrote:
I drove out to take the dogs for a walk on Malling Down at lunchtime today - the queues to get into town went most of the way back to Ringmer and way past the cottages on the A26. Is that the way of it for nearly four weeks??? I'll be seeking alternatives!
On 4 Jan 2016 at 7:32pm Flasher wrote:
There is no flashing amber on a puffin crossing and the presence of pedestrians is sensed electronically so if some people decide to stage a walking protest back and forth over the crossing.........................................................................
On 4 Jan 2016 at 10:06pm Ben wrote:
Road crossing is both needed and reasonable. The disruption is a pain but it's a small price to pay for better road safety for an increasingly residential area. Shame this road has to be so busy and there couldn't be a new tunnel or ring road outside of Lewes
On 5 Jan 2016 at 4:04pm PO wrote:
ESCC just seem intent on gridlocking Lewes. First we had the bridge closure for months and then they go and dig up bottom of Malling Hill for weeks, now its dug up again and now another 3.5 weeks of diversions. Just leave it alone for gods sake!!
On 6 Jan 2016 at 1:06pm Brian Fedup wrote:
We are now informed the disruption will go on until 11th Jan., so much for privatisation of our utilities.
On 6 Jan 2016 at 1:53pm Evil Edna wrote:
A massive electric cable split before Christmas by the bus stop at the top of Malling resulting in many areas having to rely on two smaller, 11,000 volt cables. This was fixed and the hole filled in when the cable went again a bit further along.
It was deemed safer to have cars backing up to Ringmer and Uckfield rather then through the town and tunnel, hence the huge delays one way with virtually no traffic the other.
The new crossing will not be started until the existing problem is fixed.
On 6 Jan 2016 at 5:39pm Driver wrote:
"Driver"- you are using my posting name again! Why not call yourself "Lewes Driver", or something else?
Your posts are good: but not mine.
On 6 Jan 2016 at 5:39pm Paul wrote:
I wonder why the cable split?
On 6 Jan 2016 at 7:14pm The other driver wrote:
Sorry Driver - I'll find a suitable alternative.
I suspect the cable just got old and failed. I'm rather sceptical about their claim that they fixed the cable and it then failed again. Sounds like somebody didn't do their job properly to me.

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