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September 17 2013.

Road users are set to benefit from surface improvements on the A26 between Beddingham and Newhaven thanks to resurfacing work starting next Monday, the 23rd of September.

Sections of the A26 will be resurfaced along with the removal of ten dead elm trees next to the carriageway. The work will involve overnight carriageway closures and is due to be completed, weather permitting, on Friday  the 11th of October.

Anita Waterton, Highways Agency Project Sponsor said: "We will be resurfacing sections of the road to help maintain safe and reliable journeys for the many drivers who rely on this route. We will take this opportunity to remove ten damaged elm trees within the closure to improve safety on the network and to reduce further closures at a later date.

"We have planned the work to be carried out overnight, when we know traffic flows are lowest, to minimise disruption to road users. The diversion route is a longer route, and I advise anyone wishing to use the A26 overnight to plan their journeys in advance and allow extra time for their journeys."

The work will be carried out overnight, between 8.00pm and 6.00am, Monday to Fridays.

The A26 will be closed, in both directions, between the Beddingham roundabout (A27) and Newhaven (B2109). A fully signed diversion will be in place via the A259 and either the A23 or A270.

Access for residents and businesses within the closure will be maintained locally on site.