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Southerham Roundabout

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On 30 Aug 2018 at 10:18pm Fruitfly wrote:
Isn’t it about time this roundabout had some TLC? Maybe start with some “Keep Clear” signs on the road surface to help avoid tailbacks towards the tunnel.
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On 31 Aug 2018 at 6:05am nancy wrote:
If they widened the road to Beddingham (or even Polegate) there would be no tailbacks.
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On 31 Aug 2018 at 6:29am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I'm not sure drivers would respect "keep clear" markings. Many don't take any notice of the ones at the roundabout by Tesco or the junction at Spital Road/De Montfort Road and Nevill Road.
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On 31 Aug 2018 at 6:35am Rhoda Mark-Inge wrote:
There used to be markings there. Can't see why they can't replace them.
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On 31 Aug 2018 at 6:56am Casual Observor wrote:
They are starting the work next year...
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On 31 Aug 2018 at 8:08am Info wrote:
None of the above will help. The volume of traffic too high and growing, needs a new m25 type orbital round around south coast through the downs.
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On 31 Aug 2018 at 9:11am No you don't - you need wrote:
The Folkestone to Honiton Trunk Road - LOL
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On 31 Aug 2018 at 9:30am @Info wrote:
Yes and no doubt a sledgehammer is also needed to open a walnut...
All that is needed is for the east bound road to filter to one lane BEFORE the roundabout (the left lane should be A26 only, the right A27 only and the middle lane closed).
It's absolute madness to filter from 2 lanes to 1 on the roundabout as it does currently, lack of planning and cost cutting (dual carriageway should have continued) has forced years of pollution and misery on any driver that needs to get through it.
Lewes to Eastbourne work starts in 2020, including junction improvements, over taking points and a new dual carriageway at the far end.
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On 31 Aug 2018 at 12:22pm Or... wrote:
They could stick up some traffic lights. At least then you'd be able to get out of Lewes and turn right past all the people queuing to go to Eastbourne.

I used to work in Brighton about fifteen years ago and getting back into Lewes past the prison was always painful with a huge queue back to the roundabout but now everyone like DejaVu have shipped out to Eastbourne and Hailsham, getting into Lewes at half five is a total breeze. I live in Malling and it's easiy fifteen minutes quicker to go through town down Prince Edwards and up past the Elly than to try and get round the bypass and back in through the tunnel these days.
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On 31 Aug 2018 at 1:04pm Deja Vu wrote:
Yes sorry about that Or..., moving to Horsebridge only added about 15 minutes on my commute.
On paper it should have been a good 30 minutes, just goes to show how bad getting in or out of Lewes is most days.


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