High Street, Ditchling - Drainage Repairs & Carriageway Resurfacing
What works are taking place?
We will be carrying out drainage repairs and carriageway resurfacing works on High Street, Ditchling.
Drainage Repairs: 26 Feb - 6 March 2020
In November 2019 we carried out an investigation of the drainage pipe under High Street, Ditchling. The results of this investigation showed that the pipe was damaged and in need of repair (see picture, left). The damaged drainage pipe was also causing potholes and damage to the road surface.
In order to fix this, we will need to replace the drainage pipe under the road. Due to the nature of these extensive works and the size of the equipment needed, the road will be closed 24 hours a day.
Drainage work will start on Wednesday 26th February 2020 at 8am and continue until 7pm on Friday 6th March 2020.
If further issues are discovered during the drainage work, we may need to extend the duration of the works. We will keep you updated via the advance warning signs on site.
Resurfacing: 9-18 March 2020
Following the drainage pipe work, we will be carrying out resurfacing work to repair the condition of the carriageway between B2116 West Street and Orchard Lane.
Work will start on Monday 9th March 2020 and 9am and continue until Wednesday 18th March 2020 at 4pm. The road will be closed weekdays between 9am and 4pm. The road will reopen outside of these hours and at the weekend.
If further issues are discovered during the drainage investigation, we may need to extend the duration of these works. This will mean we will need to postpone the resurfacing until a later date. We will keep you updated via the advance warning signs on site.
Traffic will be diverted via B2116, Ockley Lane, Folders Lane, B2112 Common Lane & vice versa.
This diversion route will remain the same for the drainage and resurfacing work.
Information for local people
Vehicle access: The road will be closed to through traffic. This is for your safety and the safety of our workers. If you do need vehicle access then please discuss this with the team on site. We will try to give access where we can but there may be long delays whilst we make the area safe. We will always allow access for emergency vehicles. Pedestrian access will be maintained.
Weather: If it rains, we might be delayed in our works. We will keep you updated with any changes via advance warning signs.
Parking: Please park your vehicle off road or in another location, otherwise your vehicle may be towed away. There will be ‘no parking’ signs and cones on site to advise where parking is restricted.
Buses: We apologise if our works cause disruption to your bus service. Please check with the bus company for any alterations to the service during this time.
Bin Collections: We have informed your local council about these works. Your local District or Borough Council will let you know if there are any changes to your collection.