Buxted, Halland and East Hoathly water mains replaced

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People living in Buxted, Halland and East Hoathly will benefit from water main work aimed at reducing chances of bursts which can leave them high and dry.

South East Water is spending £133,000 to replace 835 metres of old mains in Framfield Road, Limes Lane and Nan Tucks Lane with work due to start on June 23 lasting about 11 weeks.

With safety in mind, South East Water looked at how the work can be done with as little disruption as possible. To ensure safety, Limes Lane will be closed between the junction with Framfield Road and Nan Tucks Lane, and also Nan Tucks Lane from the junction of Limes Lane to a point north-west of Benton Farm to through traffic only. A diversion route will be signposted.

Motorists using the Eastbourne Road (A22) between Halland and East Hoathly are urged to plan ahead as work starts this month on the installation of a new £380,000 water main.

Chris Love, from South East Water, said: “The new pipeline means we can provide a secondary flow of water into East Hoathly dramatically reducing the impact a burst may have on the village.”

Installing the new 2.2 kilometre main will start on June 23 and should be finished by the end of October. Construction will take place along London Road, Eastbourne Road (A22) and Back Lane between the junctions of Thomas Turner Drive and the B2192, Lewes Road. Temporary lights will be installed and a speed restriction in place along London Road and the A22. The company is doing this work during the school summer holidays when roads are less busy.