Poor stretch of A272 in East Sussex to be repaired

AN ‘A’ ROAD which has disintegrated so badly it resembles a farm track will be repaired this month.

Mike Margetts of Maresfield told the Express: “Over the past few weeks this short stretch of the A272 has disintegrated to the extent that it is now worse than a farm track.

“It must be the most damaged stretch of ‘A’ graded road in East Sussex.

“It is used by thousands of motorists every day and the risk of serious damage to vehicles is now very real.”

When the Express contacted County, a spokesman said: “The good news is this stretch is due to be completely resurfaced in a couple of weeks.

“We know the exceptionally cold weather in December has left some of our roads in need of work - we have dealt with around 20,000 potholes already this winter and with 2,000 miles of road to cover we cannot be everywhere at once. “The road will have to be closed between the morning and evening rush hours for three days while the work is carried out and we are grateful for drivers bearing with us while this takes place.”

The work is scheduled to take three days and starts on April 26.

The road will be closed between 9.30am-4pm and traffic diverted via the A272 London Road, A26 Budletts Roundabout, A26 Mill Pond Road, U7118 Five Ash Down and vice versa. Two way traffic lights will be used at the C33 London Road junction while work is being carried out there.