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Roadworks and traffic chaos

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On 10 Nov 2008 at 5:58pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
What are they up to in Market Street then?
The diversion via Fisher Street is causing mayhem any time anything longer than a Volvo estate needs to do a left into Fisher Street. I saw a lorry doing a 99-point turn in the crossroads trying to get round this morning.
 
 
On 10 Nov 2008 at 6:37pm FA wrote:
Just heard on the radio that Lewes high street is flooded but probably seperate to that
 
 
On 10 Nov 2008 at 10:00pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
I'm sure that I heard on the radio that Market Street shall be closed for a couple of weeks. I've no idea of what they are doing there - it appeared that the Highways dept just parked one of their vans there all day
 
 
On 11 Nov 2008 at 1:15am Groundhog Day wrote:
Having accepted grant money over 10 years ago to lay the area to a more attractive standard than tarmac, ESCC cocked up, and put the wrong base down under the blocks. it washed out causing the road to dip and sink. they are finally correcting some/all of it. The tarmac patch at the bottom of the area outside 'Cobblers' had to be put there, because large vehicles were being 'launched' over the potholes, and the vibrations were causing damage. (that was identified over 6 yrs ago) . The repair lorries are from West Sussex highways....?
I wonder how long those two crappy 'flood' signs will be left in the lake forming at the bottom of the road to Brighton (beyond the prison), Over a decade too?
 
 
On 11 Nov 2008 at 6:12am Lopster wrote:
can't imagine what this has done to bus routing/timetabling - well suppose will HAVE to imagine what with there being no published revisions - a central bus station served by all operators in a town this size would be a sensible place to advise potential passengers - wonder where we could site such a thing in Lewes? - answers on a postcard to Norman Baker and whatever bit of whatever council is responsible for such matters (queue input from noteworthy council employee to help me in my difficulty (I really wish I understood local government...))
 
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On 11 Nov 2008 at 8:17am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Thanks for the explanation, GD. It doesn't surprise me. Remember how many goes they had at painting yellow lines on those paviours before they finally accepted that the paint was NOT going to stick?
Can anyone recall a sizable bit of road repair or "improvement" in town that hasn't had to be dug up again within a few years of its consturction? I can't.
 
 
On 11 Nov 2008 at 8:20am sashimi wrote:
The 28 is back using the bus station again rather than the stop outside Norman's office. With the works in Market Street this means it has to exit across Eastgate Street, round the back of Waitrose and then left at Phoenix Causeway so it can loop through the one way system again via East Street. Whether they use the bus station or not, the 28 and 29 services northbound have to go through the town centre twice. Surely this could be better organised?
 
 
On 11 Nov 2008 at 10:27am Mystic Mog wrote:
Too right A C-T. Look at Cliffe corner. Feel like getting ESCC to do an audit just on that bit to show them how they have wasted our money. Lopster, Market street is highways and I believe buses etc is also in part ESCC. However sinecs buses are privatised it is now very complicated.
 
 
On 11 Nov 2008 at 10:35am Dave wrote:
I'm bit frustrated how the council highwyas etc seem to be able to remove, replace, postpone, delay roadworks for Bonfire but they can souround the war memorial on a historic day like today and sunday just gone with road signs closers etc I know it's only prob 50 people today marking rememberance but it's still historic in my eyes.
 
 
On 11 Nov 2008 at 10:35am Dave wrote:
I'm bit frustrated how the council highwyas etc seem to be able to remove, replace, postpone, delay roadworks for Bonfire but they can souround the war memorial on a historic day like today and sunday just gone with road signs closers etc I know it's only prob 50 people today marking rememberance but it's still historic in my eyes.
 
 
On 11 Nov 2008 at 11:20am sashka wrote:
Just goes to show that the Council are nether sensitive, Christian, humane or respectful of their role as 'public servants'. (not my ideal expression, but we are paying for this service)
 
 
On 11 Nov 2008 at 12:18pm Cliffebimbo wrote:
St Andrews Lane is also closed at the moment, so all traffic from the high street has to go round the one-way system if they need to get to Southover etc.
 
 
On 11 Nov 2008 at 1:07pm Merlin Milner wrote:
I was at the rememberance parade today. Good turn out despite the traffic complications.
I asked about the vans with West Sussex written on them. Dan Gurney are the contractors to both East and West Sussex CCs. No point in them repainted when visiting us! Sashka - please add the prefix East Sussex County to Council when appropriate!!
 
 
On 11 Nov 2008 at 2:24pm FA wrote:
And Irelands Lane is shut at the top of town too...what an absolute nightmare this town is at the moment
 
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On 11 Nov 2008 at 4:24pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Did it not occur to anybody at County Hell that shutting a main through road and two strategically significant minor roads all at the same time might cause awful problems, or did they just think "It's only Lewes, who gives a toss?"?
 
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On 11 Nov 2008 at 5:18pm Merlin Milner wrote:
I remember going from Portsmouth to London on a Friday after work to London (normally against the traffic) to be in a traffic jam from Guildford to London. All because the Warwick road ws closed (North bound road parallel to the Earl's Court road). A friend took 50 mins this morning to get from Earwig corner to the centre of Lewes.
It will be fun when they close the tunnel early next year!
 
 
On 11 Nov 2008 at 5:25pm Lord Landport wrote:
the Ringmer traffic was caused by a Accident involving a Push Bike and a vehicle Ringmer side of earwig corner this morning hope everyone is ok.
 
 
On 11 Nov 2008 at 6:50pm I dont live in lewes anymore wrote:
I feel it's my duty to point out that the traffic is flowing as smooth as silk in Seaford...
lol
PhilX
 
 
On 11 Nov 2008 at 7:01pm Merlin Milner wrote:
LL thanks for update. Hope accident was minor.
 
 
On 11 Nov 2008 at 7:11pm Roly Mo wrote:
Thats cos mobility vehicles don't take up much room
 
 
On 11 Nov 2008 at 8:02pm expat wrote:
How's the seagull Phil?
 
 
On 11 Nov 2008 at 11:58pm Sashka wrote:
Don't worry Merlin, i was referring to the Council decribed in the posts above mine. most of us know that Lewes Town Council, though not perfect, is in a different league from the other two Councils. we also know that not everyone in those Councils is letting us down.
 
 
On 11 Nov 2008 at 11:58pm Sashka wrote:
Don't worry Merlin, i was referring to the Council decribed in the posts above mine. most of us know that Lewes Town Council, though not perfect, is in a different league from the other two Councils. we also know that not everyone in those Councils is letting us down.
 
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On 12 Nov 2008 at 11:25am sashimi wrote:
Sadly, we also know that the Town Council has no power and no responsibility and they cost the average household more that £100 pa. It's a lot to pay for a talking shop, even if much of the time they are absolutely right.
 
 
On 12 Nov 2008 at 11:55am I dont live in lewes anymore wrote:
Seagull is ok...
PhilX
 
 
On 12 Nov 2008 at 12:00pm I dont live in lewes anymore wrote:
It's no good being bitter Roly Mo. Just accept that Lewes has been given over to the "Green Folk" that walk with haversacks or have bicycles with trailers.
PhilX
 
 
On 12 Nov 2008 at 12:08pm Lewes Laugher wrote:
When I was moving here someone told me how lucky I'd be to live in such an over-governed place - East Sussex CC, Lewes DC, Lewes TC. Of course, it provides jobs for the otherwise unemployable so why complain?
 
 
On 12 Nov 2008 at 12:19pm Merlin Milner wrote:
Sashimi. Will you be trying to get elected in 2010
 
 
On 12 Nov 2008 at 1:27pm Lord Landport wrote:
I dont live in lewes anymore ? Well the traffic will flow just fine in Seaford untill the wind blows and the roof comes off the new building opposite the station again ...
 
 
On 12 Nov 2008 at 7:10pm Sashka wrote:
The Town Council would perhaps be better value for money if the District Council took any notice of them, so maybe that is something the Town Council could work on, especially given that it is Lib Dem controlled. Both Merlin and Norman Baker clearly have the towns interests at heart. so perhaps they could have a quiet word with their Lib Cem colleagues about representing people, instead of bullying them. They could remind them of what happened to David Neighbour, and Marina Pepper
 
 
On 13 Nov 2008 at 1:17pm Taff wrote:
For those who have not yet been caught out by the priority change at the junction of Fisher St and White Hill the traffic from Fisher st now has priority and those coming up from the Elephant and Castle have to give way.
 
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On 13 Nov 2008 at 3:41pm Chuck wrote:
Why didn't they think of that before? What an improvement.
 
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On 13 Nov 2008 at 4:43pm Musher wrote:
I suggested it to them about 4 years ago but they had to wait until I stopped living in Fisher St before they did it as they are not allowed to do anything that makes residents happy.
 
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On 13 Nov 2008 at 5:49pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Pmsl!
Now, who has to move before they put a mini roundabout at the exit from Waitrose car park so that anyone wanting to go across the river doesn't have to go halfway round the town first?
 
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On 3 Feb 2009 at 3:26pm christoff wrote:
"For those who have not yet been caught out by the priority change at the junction of Fisher St and White Hill the traffic from Fisher st now has priority and those coming up from the Elephant and Castle have to give way."
Whose cockeyed idea was that - mentalists!!!


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