End in sight for roadworks causing ‘gridlock and anger’ through Burgess Hill


Roadworks, which have been blamed for wide-spread gridlock across Burgess Hill, are due to be completed on June 5.

Network Rail workmen have been carrying out repairs to the bridge deck on the railway bridge in Station Road, since March 29, meaning only one lane could be used and temporary traffic lights are in operation.

Mayor of Burgess Hill Anne Jones said the traffic lights have been causing a massive build up of traffic - with a knock-on affect to the whole town.

“It’s an absolute nightmare and the gridlock and anger is across the town,” she said.

“The road is such a little road that’s so busy, all the other roads end up getting blocked and the traffic can go right down to the London Road, which is a nightmare with people trying to get to school.”

Mrs Jones said there was a knock-on affect on traffic in Leylands Road and Folders Lane and she said many residents have told her the traffic has caused them to be late when trying to reach the doctors’ surgery in Silverdale Road.

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