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New water main installation in Warren Lane, Back Lane and Fir Grove Road, Cross in Hand

As part of an ongoing programme to improve our water supply network we will shortly be undertaking work along Warren Lane, Back Lane and Fir Grove Road in Cross in Hand, Heathfield.
This £62,000 project will involve the installation of new equipment, which will help us to better control the flow of water around our network of underground pipes. It will also ensure we can continue to maintain water pressure to the area as the community grows.
How can we ensure this work is done with minimum disruption to you?
Construction works will be carried out in stages, with each road being returned to its original state upon completion of one section before the working area moves along to the next stage.
The first section will take place in Warren Lane and, as a safety precaution for pedestrians, motorists and our contractor, we will need to close the road to through traffic only between the junctions of Forest Place and Warren Close.
We will also need to close Back Lane, just south of Woodbine Farm, to through traffic only for the second section of works.
Signed diversion routes, as agreed in conjunction with East Sussex County Council Highways Team, will be in place for the duration of both closures.
The third section of work will be carried out under three-way traffic lights along Fir Grove Road at the junction of Browns Lane.
Please be assured that access to homes and businesses will be maintained at all times.
When is the work due to start?
Construction is planned to start on Monday 23 April 2018 and the project is expected to take approximately four weeks to complete. 

Work on the first section of the project will start on Monday 23 April and finish on Friday 4 May. We will then move onto the second section from Tuesday 8 May to Friday 18 May.
The third section of work along Fir Grove road will take place from Friday 4 May to Thursday 10 May.
Work will take place during normal office hours, although there may be some activities at weekends.

We have written to properties along the affected roads to ensure local residents and businesses are aware of the work. They have been given details of how to contact South East Water if they have any concerns.