Traffic lights go, but…

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Strand Quay returns to normal and traffic queues vanish as traffic lights depart from the Kettle O' Fish roundabout

Work replacing the gas main in Winchelsea Road finished a week earlier than expected, and the traffic lights, and traffic queues, vanished from the busy A259 at the Kettle O’ Fish roundabout in Rye, but Highways England are now going to shut the A259 between Rye and the outskirts of Hastings for drainage and other associated works at various times during a 12 week period starting from Monday, October 26.

This could involve 24 hour closures of both sides of the A259, along with nearby lay-bys and bus stops, and side roads, with traffic diversions from Hastings via Beckley to Rye – and vice versa. But the extent of the disruption will depend on what work needs doing and how difficult it may be to handle.

Also at some point during the A259 road works there will be a 24 hour 10 mph convoy system through Rye from Harbour Road to the other (Camber) side of Rye.

Also East Sussex County Council (ESCC) has published a notice for road works in Cinque Ports Street between Station Approach and Ferry Road probably between October 19 and 23.

Meanwhile in Rye a notice hanging from the 100/101 bus stop in Station Approach announces the temporary coast road bus service to Winchelsea Beach, Pett Level and the Rye side of Fairlight until mid-September – a service which is still running nearly a month later, and no one seems to be clear when the road works on Battery Hill announced by ESCC will be completed.

Image Credits: Heidi Foster .

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