Emergency road closure in Burgess Hill due to ‘sink hole’

The emergency road closure in Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill. Picture: Burgess Hill Town Council
The emergency road closure in Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill. Picture: Burgess Hill Town Council

Safety fears about a ‘huge hole’ in a Burgess Hill road has led to an emergency road closure.

The fears about the hole in Cyprus Road were raised by Liz Macphee who told the Middy last Thursday it was ‘very dangerous’.

Read our story here: Woman’s fury at ‘dangerous’ pothole in Burgess Hill

Burgess Hill Town Council has said today that a temporary closure has been put in place, from the Church Road junction to Mill Road.

It said it is anticipated it will be in place until Thursday (October 18), to allow South East Water to repair the ‘sink hole’.

A spokesman said: “An emergency temporary road closure is in place on Cyprus Road from the Church Road junction to Mill Road until Thursday 18 October to allow South East Water to repair the sink hole in the road.

“Emergency vehicle, residential and pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

“The alternative route for traffic will be signed via Crescent Way, Crescent Road and Mill Road.

“If you have any queries about the effect of the closure on traffic using the highway, please contact the West Sussex Contact Centre on 01243 642105.”

West Sussex County Council said the pothole was not its responsibility, however this has upset residents who insist that the council should take responsibility for it.

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