Polegate’s MP has met with representatives from Highways England, contractor Aone and local councillor Peter Charlton to discuss plans to re-surface and anti-skid a section of the A27.
With works due to begin in just over a months’ time between the Drusilla’s roundabout and Beddingham Roundabout, Maria Caulfield looked to highlight to the contractors the vital access required for some of the villages that are accessed via the A27. Farmers were also key to the conversation, with Maria highlighting that for many the harvest would still be ongoing, and easy access would prove crucial.
A representative from Aone was quick to quell any concerns over the arrangements for the works – which under a previous contractor had seen residents regularly inconvenienced - assuring those present that plans were well thought through, with a mail-out to local residents soon to take place.
Speaking after the meeting yesterday (16 August), Maria said, “It is inevitable that works are going to need to be carried out on roads such as the A27 fairly regularly due to the large number of vehicles using it on a daily basis. It is therefore absolutely crucial that when such works are carried out, all necessary planning is put in place to ensure that it causes as little disruption as possible.
“I was reassured to hear that Aone have clearly put a great deal of thought into these works, and I am grateful to them for the community based approach that they are taking.”