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Delays warning over Polegate traffic lights

MOTORISTS are being warned to expect continuing delays after damage was caused to traffic lights at a busy crossroads in Polegate following a road traffic collision.

The crash on the A2270 Eastbourne Road at its junction with Wannock Road and High Street on Tuesday (15) seriously damaged the traffic light controller – the equipment which controls the phasing of the lights.

East Sussex Highways has installed temporary lights but is warning of delays at the busy junction until the equipment can be replaced – which is not expected to happen until later this month.

An East Sussex Highways spokesman said: “This is a major road junction which carries a lot of traffic so unfortunately we are seeing disruption in this area and on surrounding roads.

“The temporary lights are not as sophisticated as permanent ones and don’t link with the nearby signals at the junction of the A27 and A22, so traffic is flowing less smoothly than normal.”

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