DRIVERS are being warned to brace themselves for nine more days of traffic chaos.

The traffic light systems at a busy junction in Polegate were seriously damaged after it was hit by a vehicle on Tuesday, January 15.

Contractors for East Sussex Highways have started work to remove the old traffic lights and install new ducting and cabling.

Engineers will install new traffic lights.

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An East Sussex Highways spokesman said: “The work our contractors are carrying out will involve some continuing disruption, but the work is necessary due to the serious damage caused in the crash.

“The fact the temporary lights are controlled manually means crews can alter the phasing to take into account the prevailing traffic flow, which will help us to keep disruption to a minimum.

“We’d ask motorists to bear with us while we carry out this essential work, which will mean we have a state-of-the-art traffic lights system in place at this busy junction.”

More information about roadworks is available on the East Sussex Highways website at