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More works in town centre

Hazelgrove Road which is due to close for a month for roadworks in the autumn.
Haywards Heath. Picture : Liz Pearce. 250714. SUS-140725-161911008

Hazelgrove Road which is due to close for a month for roadworks in the autumn. Haywards Heath. Picture : Liz Pearce. 250714. SUS-140725-161911008

Just as motorists recover from four months of works in Haywards Heath centre more closures will take place at a neighbouring main road.

As a continuation of South East Water’s pipeline upgrade work in South Road the company is planning to upgrade 180 metres of old unreliable water main in Hazelgrove Road through four weeks of works.

Construction in Hazelgrove Road is due to follow directly on from the company’s current scheme in South Road beginning on Wednesday October 1 taking place between Joseph’s Way and the Sussex Square Roundabout.

The work is part of the company’s £600,000 investment in the town.

If the work in South Road finishes earlier than expected South East Water will work with West Sussex Highways with a view to bringing the project in Hazelgrove Road forward.

If this is the case further information will be provided.

Chris Love, delivery manager at South East Water, said: “To keep traffic in Haywards Heath moving, as well as ensuring the safety of the public and our workforce, we plan to install a one-way system within Hazelgrove Road.

“Motorists will be able to travel northbound along Hazelgrove Road as normal, however those wanting to travel southbound will need to follow a diversion which will be clearly signed.”

Work is also planned to take place in Caxton Way near the junction with the Sussex Square roundabout, however South East Water is still in discussion with West Sussex Highways over how this work is to be carried out.

Chris said: “As soon as we have further information we will provide details to the community.

“We believe all our customers should receive top quality drinking water 24 hours a day.

“Upgrading old failing pipelines like this is an essential part of ensuring we can maintain that commitment.

“Installing new water mains can be disruptive to the local community and I would like to thank everyone in Haywards Heath for the patience and consideration they have shown to us while we have been working in South Road.”

 

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