Heathfield road improvements reach final phase

Major work in Heathfield town centre began on 2 November and is entering the final phase this week

The major road improvement scheme taking place in Heathfield has reached its final phase this week.

East Sussex Highways began work at the start of November in the High Street, which is being reconstructed and resurfaced.

The first two phases of the scheme, from the fire station to shortly before the junction of Cherwell Road, were completed on schedule and work has begun on the third phase of the scheme.

The last section sees the road closed between Cherwell Road and Heathfield Library, while alongside this section, resurfacing of a section of pavement will also be taking place.

Cllr Nick Bennett, East Sussex County Council lead member for transport and environment, said: “We fully appreciate the concerns business owners have had about the timing of these roadworks, but we’ve received some really positive feedback from traders about the quality of the work and professionalism of our staff.

“The foundations of the road are crumbling, therefore it’s vital that we carry out urgent repair work before winter sets in, to ensure the road is safe and to avoid greater disruption further down the line.

“It’s testament to the hard work and dedication of our crews that we’re on schedule and able to reopen the High Street section by section as each stage progresses.

“I’d like to thank traders and residents for their patience and understanding and hope that they can see the difference the work is making. We look forward to seeing the road completely reopen in time for the beginning of December.”

The work is due to be completed at the end of November.