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Roadworks galore

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On 16 Mar 2017 at 8:27am Wendy wrote:
So now as well as the temporary lights on the Ashcombe roundabout (which have made traffic great coming from the prison, but awful coming from Brighton again) we have resurfacing on Nevill road and roadworks at earwig corner too!
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On 16 Mar 2017 at 8:43am More time thanlifeitself wrote:
For the last 3 weeks or so I have arrived in Lewes at 5.45 with no stress, the traffic on the A27 both ways has been smooth with no major accidents. So the monumental, knowledgeless, cretin at ESCC highways department who installed the temporary lights at the Ashcombe roundabout and added 62 minutes to my journey home last night and judging by the queue to beyond Hollingbury again this morning, has done so until either they are turned off or the original lights are repaired has the 7th circle of Dantes Inferno to look forward to. #youcouldnotmakeitup
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On 16 Mar 2017 at 9:29am Horseman7 wrote:
B&H Buses tweeted last night that faulty lights were causing delays, so hopefully less cretinous today.
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On 16 Mar 2017 at 9:54am Highwayman wrote:
Are people unaware of the fact that, like all local highway authorities, East Sussex County Council have been given central government funding to enable urgent remedial works (like pothole filling) to be completed quickly. It would obviously have been more sensible for local government grants to have been kept at previous levels, to enable this work to be spread evenly across the year, rather than to load it all into a very short period, but I guess the government decided that it would look better if everyone got used to the consequences of a dose of austerity kicking in. Unfortunately, the state of the roads didn't allow them to get away with this.
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On 16 Mar 2017 at 10:32am Howard wrote:
Hour and 20 minutes from Brighton to Lewes . Highways number 03001235000 don't hold back let the idiots have it
 
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On 16 Mar 2017 at 11:53am Road to Hell wrote:
Slightly off topic, I've just complained to LDC about their rubbish collections in Southover Street during the rush hour on Thursdays. The long tailbacks make an already bad situation worse. I have to get two kids to different schools within under half an hour and there's no public transport alternative, so this is making life difficult for all of us. I've signed the late book so many times, they've had to start a new one.
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On 16 Mar 2017 at 12:01pm Occam's razor wrote:
Have you considered leaving a bit earlier?
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On 16 Mar 2017 at 12:49pm dick wrote:
lights on the roundabout not working its great . just slow down look to you right .
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On 16 Mar 2017 at 12:59pm Belladonna wrote:
Anyone who lives in Lewes and has kids at school in Lewes schools should not be driving the kids to school! Sorry, but I walked my kids to school from Wallands area down to Southover every day and it took 20 mins. There's nowhere in Lewes that isn't more than a half hour walk - the town from top to bottom is just over a mile long. If I can do (with a disability), then children certainly can.
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On 16 Mar 2017 at 1:02pm Landporter wrote:
There are temporary lights east bound only and it's turned the whole area into an absolute nightmare.
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On 16 Mar 2017 at 1:42pm Held up wrote:
They've put lights in to reduce the long queues leaving Lewes and make it safer for pedestrians to cross the A27. They got the timing badly wrong though. You'd think that this would be bread and butter stuff for Highways people. Makes you wonder why fixing the lights has taken so long.
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On 16 Mar 2017 at 3:13pm cross wrote:
I think you will find that the bods from county hall have had a hand is this because they were getting home late!!!!
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On 16 Mar 2017 at 5:41pm Road to Hell wrote:
I agree Belladonna, we should walk to school if we can, but both of my kids have to go to school outside Lewes, as nowhere in Lewes caters for their disabilities. Someone helpfully suggested I left earlier. I try to do that every day, but coaxing an autistic child out of the house can be a long, slow process. The school run is already a stressful experience and the rubbish collection lorry is the last straw.
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On 16 Mar 2017 at 6:01pm Sussex Jim wrote:
It's not just the school run. Other people have to be at their places of employment on time. The dustmen should not be clogging up critical streets at peak times.
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On 16 Mar 2017 at 8:23pm We'vehadourfun wrote:
The idiot boy racers are going to love neville Road being made into a runway for them. Just what's needed. Mike Higgs and ESCC really are clueless office donkeys.
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On 17 Mar 2017 at 7:31am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
How should the bin men avoid the rush hour, Sussex Jim? Just work from 9.30-3.00? Work nights?

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On 18 Mar 2017 at 4:14am Earl wrote:
They should change the route so that only minor roads are covered in the rush hour. Southover Street already has traffic problems because of the single lane next to the parked cars. Adding a huge lorry during the busiest time of day is just daft.


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