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Station street closure

On 9 Sep 2014 at 11:19pm D Tour wrote:
Can anyone point me to a link explaining the forthcoming diversion for Station Street?
On 9 Sep 2014 at 11:22pm Historian wrote:
you mean like Google ? Duh !
On 9 Sep 2014 at 11:24pm Henry wrote:
No but I was informed by a Highways representative that the detour route would be along Southover High Street, across the Prison traffic lights, past the Nevill and then right onto the Offham road back into Lewes by the Elly.
If you find a better route don't tell anyone cos they'll all be using it and blocking it up.
On 9 Sep 2014 at 11:48pm D Tour wrote:
Thank you- it's going to be interesting times. Loads of the Priory/Western Road/Southover school-run traffic use Station Street. If you are picking up from there and wanting to go towards Malling you have my sympathies.
On 10 Sep 2014 at 5:46am lewes born and bred wrote:
I don't think there is any other route, Henry. The prison crossroads traffic lights are going to be absolute murder.
On 10 Sep 2014 at 7:01am Sussex Jim wrote:
My choice would be Grange road,Rotten Row and Antioch Street to reach the High Street. It would be a good idea to make Antioch St. one-way northbound only for the duration.
On 10 Sep 2014 at 8:13am Historian wrote:
I hope all the traffic lights in the town have all been finely tuned, for timings to keep the traffic flowing. Maybe real police supervising the delivery lorrys from parking and blocking the high street. The whole thing needs managing. There will be lots of fraught drivers.
On 10 Sep 2014 at 2:28pm A Local wrote:
ESCC Highways wallahs have been warned, in detail, by at leasts one resident from the western end of town, via their "contact us" feature on the ESCC website. However, I understand no response has yet been received.
They have been warned that Winterbourne Hollow may not readily accomodate added HGV's and large vehicle traffic who are not familiar with it, as it is very narrow. ESCC have also been asked to place signs to warning that the Winterbourne area is not suitable for through traffic (esp anything larger than a car or small van) due to it being very narrow and full of commuter parking. ESCC have also been told they should instruct Sussex Plods to provide extra bodies to ensure all traffic (and drivers) behave in a safe and reasonable manner in that end of town despite the inevitable log jams, delays, and road rage that will build up at and around the Prison crossroads.
The more people that contact ESCC Highways/Roads Dept and raise simialr concerns the more chance there is they will actually act upon local peoples' concerns rather than sit in their ivory tower a safe distance from the problems and imagine it is all running sweetly!
On 10 Sep 2014 at 3:19pm Swerve That wrote:
Maybe more people could leave their cars at home and walk? D Tour, surely most Lewes children can walk to school.
On 10 Sep 2014 at 4:37pm A Local wrote:
Swerve that - what a great idea, make life easier for commuters who have to use the car to get through Lewes to work, and get their kids fit at same time. Sounds like a win-win scenario to me :-)
Some of us are old enough to remember walking (or cycling) to school in all weathers, unlike many of today's spoilt kids who get a lift in Mummys nice 4 x 4 whenever temperature drops below balmy, or if it looks like it might rain.
No wonder kids are getting fatter and more prone to allergies - they spend too much time sat down indoors (or in cars) rather than out and about walking in the allergen-laden open air!
On 14 Sep 2014 at 5:30pm hawths4 wrote:
OPs seem to be under the mistaken impression that ESCC Highways dept havn't got a plan to deal with the traffic congestion caused by the Station Street closure
What about pedestrians? The signs stipulate Footway repairs - nothing about the awful road surface so will those on foot be allowed to use the road?
Where will the brewery dray delivering to the Royal Oak park? Or anyone like DFD / Yodel et al delivering to the businesses on Station Street? There are disabled and Loading Only bays on Station Street so will parking restrictions be relaxed in nearby streets to make up for their loss?
What about people from Malling or anywhere in that part of town going to swimming or Priory School or college? A round trip of several hours just to get back home!

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