Lewes High Street to close for major roadworks

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MAJOR roadworks will close Lewes High Street to through traffic for 10 days this summer.

The resurfacing scheme in July and August will include Western Road and School Hill.

It will involve removing the existing top surface of the road and laying a new surface.

Residents have been sent letters about “cellar surveys”. The surveys are to make sure East Sussex Highways knows where the cellars are under the road before the work can take place.

The 30-minute surveys will establish the condition and depth of each structure.

The rolling resurfacing work will begin on July 30 in Western Road from the Prison Crossroads to the junction with St Anne’s Crescent.

Work will continue between 9.30am and 4pm proceeding east along the High Street until the final section of road works at School Hill on August 7 and Albion Street on August 8.

A spokesman for East Sussex County Council said: “Lewes will remain open for business throughout the work and diversion routes will be in place to allow people access.”