Earls Down, Dallington - Surface Dressing

Provisional Date TBC 29/08/19

What works are taking place?

We will shortly be carrying out surface dressing works on B2096 Earls Down, Dallington.

When will these works start?

Works are weather dependent so we are unable to advise of a precise date until 48 hours before works start. We will notify you of precise dates via the advanced warning signs on site.

A thin layer of bitumen is applied to the road, followed by a layer of chippings.

Once finished, the road is reopened to traffic as this helps bed the chippings in.

Excess chippings are swept 24 hours, 3 days & 7 days after work is completed.

After 7 days, road lining is replaced, along with any cat’s-eyes. This is also weather dependent.

A temporary speed limit will be in place after the work. Please stick to this speed limit.

Road closure information

B2096 Earls Down will be closed for 1 night between 7pm & 11pm from Middle Lane to South Lane.


Traffic will be diverted via B2096 Battle Road, A271 Beechdown Wood, A295 Battle Road, A22 Hailsham Bypass, A267 New North Street, A265 Cross in Hand Road, B2096 Battle Road and vice versa.

Information for local people

Vehicle access: The road will be closed to all traffic. This is for your safety and the safety of our workers. 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.

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