Temporary traffic lights at bottleneck between Eastbourne and Seaford

Temporary traffic lights will be installed at Exceat Bridge until a new bridge is built.

Monday, 1st March 2021, 10:28 am
Exceat Bridge (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-160714-095102008

East Sussex County Council is responsible for the installation and Conservative councillors say it is pressure from them and the MP for the area Maria Caulfield that the decision has been made.

Exceat Bridge on the A259 between Eastbourne and Seaford is a notorious bottleneck with drivers experiencing long delays in the area.

Ms Caulfield said Conservatives have been calling for traffic lights to be kept at Exceat Bridge after previous lights had been in place for Eastbourne air shows and during road works in Alfriston, and been a success.

Now the Conservative leader of the county council Keith Glazier has confirmed to Ms Caulfield that the decision will be made to do install lights at Exceat Bridge at a cabinet meeting later this month.

Ms Caulfield said, “Local residents know how much the traffic lights really make a difference when they are in place.

“This is why local Conservatives and I have been calling for this to be done. With the plans for a new Exceat Bridge within the South Downs National Park we are close to getting a new bridge, but until this can be built traffic lights will be a big help for residents.”

Luke Proudfoot, a Conservative campaigner in Seaford, “I have had many conversations with residents who are disappointed that this hasn’t been done previously. Maria Caulfield MP and Seaford Conservatives have been in calling on our colleagues running the county council to put traffic lights in place until the new bridge is built. I am grateful to the council for this and I know the residents will be too.”