Residents to get the inside track on major Hailsham roadworks
12 September 2017

People living in Hailsham are being invited to a drop-in session to learn about plans to lay a new water main to fix a flooding problem at Diplocks Way Industrial Estate in the town.

An old water main, which has frequently burst, will be replaced. The £250,000 project will commence on Monday 9 October and take approximately nine months to complete and will involve the creation of a one way system along Diplocks Way.

A drop-in session will take place on Wednesday 27 September at Christ Church (Ropemaker Park, Hailsham BN27 3GY) between 5 and 7pm, when engineers from South East Water and its contractors will be on hand to answer any questions from members of the public.

Jeremy Dufour, Project Manager at South East Water, said: “East Sussex Highways and South East Water have agreed that the one way system will not only provide suitable safety measures for the workforce and public but is also the best method for causing as little disruption as possible.

“The one way system will be for the entire duration of the work and parking restrictions will be in force throughout the project. Access to homes and businesses will be maintained at all times.”

Traffic will be allowed into Diplocks Way at the Hailsham Bypass end and will exit on to South Road. The diversion route is via the roundabout at the end of South Road and back along the bypass towards Diplocks Way.


Route diversion map