Traffic lights set to go up at Seaford bridge

Following calls from Lewes MP Maria Caulfield and the Seaford Conservatives, the county council is set to put temporary traffic lights at Exceat Bridge until the new bridge is built.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 10:35 am
Updated Thursday, 4th March 2021, 10:36 am

Mrs 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 with 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.”

Previous lights had been in place at the bridge for Eastbourne air shows and during road works in Alfriston, and were a success.

Exceat Bridge in Seaford. Photo by Jon Rigby

Mrs Caulfield said a decision will be made to install lights at a cabinet meeting in a couple of weeks.

Luke Proudfoot, Conservative campaigner in Seaford South, added: “I am grateful to the Conservative county council for this, and I know the residents will be too.”