Rye, A259 Winchelsea Road

We're upgrading the local gas supply network in the A259 Winchelsea Road in Rye.

We’re working closely with UK Government and public health bodies to make sure we carry out our project in line with all current coronavirus safety guidance. We have extra safety precautions in place to protect our colleagues and our communities during the pandemic.

This essential work forms part of an ongoing mains replacement programme developed with the Health and Safety Executive.

Following discussions with East Sussex Highways and Highways England, we will start our project in week commencing Saturday 26 September and last approximately three weeks.

To ensure everyone’s safety, we’ll need to install temporary traffic lights around our work area in the A259 Winchelsea Road between its junction with the Kettle o’ Fish Roundabout and Smeaton Stores. Our temporary traffic lights will be manually controlled from Monday to Friday between 7am and 7pm. We will also have spotters positioned at strategic locations on the road network to monitor traffic flow.

We have agreed with Highways England and East Sussex Highways to closely monitor our traffic management system. We aim to complete our project under temporary traffic lights, however, if the temporary lights cause major delays on the road network, we will need to review the traffic management and may need to temporarily close the southbound carriageway.