Rejuvenation of Haywards Heath shopping parade starts

America Lane in Bentswood to benefit from makeover, new road surface and better traffic calming.


Release date: 9 March 2017

West Sussex Highways will be rejuvenating roads in an area of Haywards Heath.

America Lane in Bentswood is getting a makeover to give the shopping parade a boost.

At the same time, engineers will make the road safer for motorists and pedestrians by renewing and adding traffic calming measures there.

Work will be done in four phases:

  • Installing new blockwork paving, planters, bins and cycle racks for the shopping parade area in America Lane;
  • Renewing four traffic calming tables in America Lane;
  • Installing two new road humps in Westlands Road; and
  • Resurfacing America Lane and Allen Road.

Work is due to start on Monday, March 13 and lasts for six weeks.

It will be carried out during daylight hours.

No work is planned for weekends.

America Lane, between the Westlands Land junction and the Bentswood Road junction, will close at some points during the project.

A signed diversion route will be in place during any closure.

West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Bob Lanzer, said: “Our improvements here will have two main benefits.

“It will improve the look and feel of the area outside the Bentswood shopping parade, and the upgraded traffic calming will make drivers travel slower.

“This scheme has taken a couple of years to come to fruition, but we are delighted to be in a position to deliver these improvements for Bentswood now.”

The scheme costs £300,000.

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