Further site investigation works required to support the design for the A2300 improvement scheme are scheduled to commence today. The works are expected to take six to eight weeks to complete.
The investigations are to support proposals to upgrade the A2300 corridor and are being undertaken on behalf of the County Council by the contractor Jackson Civil Engineering Limited.
The work will involve various investigations, for instance to identify the pavement and drainage network conditions. There will also be some vegetation and tree clearance to expose the extent of the highway boundaries. Most of this work is within the area scheduled for works and none of the trees are subject to tree preservation orders. An ecologist will be supervising the clearance work.
To minimise disruption to road users, the works will take place during off-peak hours from 9:30am to 3:30pm and will require the use of temporary traffic lights, junction closure and lane closure where necessary. To ensure the safety of the workforce, the speed limit for the A2300 will also be reduced to 40mph for the duration of the works. There will be some night works at the western end of the A2300 (drainage CCTV investigation and gully clearance) to enable works where day time traffic management is not feasible i.e. due to the proximity of the Hickstead Services roundabout.
The off road work will take place during daytime and this will not require the use of temporary traffic management measures.
The contractor has advised that any noise generated by the work should not be an issue, and the Environmental Health of Mid Sussex District Council have been made aware.