Late roadworks cause car chaos between Newhaven and Seaford

The Argus: Traffic backed up on the A259 between Newhaven and Seaford Traffic backed up on the A259 between Newhaven and Seaford

Rush hour traffic ground to a near-standstill when roadworks to repair potholes overran.

Crews from East Sussex County Council were scheduled to finish repairing the A259 between Newhaven and Seaford at 4.30pm yesterday (February 25).

But the road was still partially blocked more than two hours later, leaving drivers facing long delays to get home from work.

Journeys that would usually take a few minutes took more than an hour as motorists sat frustrated in long queues.

On Twitter, Sarah McAdam said: “It’s been nearly an hour from Piddinghoe to Newhaven, not even reached Newhaven yet. Nightmare.”

A spokeswoman for East Sussex County Council said the work should be finished today (February 26).

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4:58pm Tue 26 Feb 13

adorable says...

They hadn't started to repair the road at 11.30am yesterday.
They hadn't started to repair the road at 11.30am yesterday. adorable

8:42pm Tue 26 Feb 13

A_voice says...

I'm not surprised by your comments 'adorable'. I did wonder today how it had taken them all day and evening to do such a small amount of work!
I'm not surprised by your comments 'adorable'. I did wonder today how it had taken them all day and evening to do such a small amount of work! A_voice

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