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Awful incomplete repairs, new road surface poor quality

Reported in the Road surface category anonymously at 20:00, Wednesday 10 June 2020

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

I am trying to report the whole of the A27 road surface, both carriageways from west of Beddingham going all the way through to Polgate traffic lights.

This stretch of A27 is a disgrace - very poorly repaired holes ("incomplete blobs) between Lewes and Polgate junction for the full stretch of A27 road both directions. Shockingly poor. The brand new road surface Polgate end is already breaking up - appears to have been laid too thinly, or too much soft tar. Now there appears to be miles of major roadworks planned to dig it up the newly laid road which will make matters worse.

The Brighton bypass surface was a pleasure to drive on after this appalling stretch of road. You have employed a completely duff company to look after this Lewes to Polgate stretch of road. You should use the Brighton bypass company instead - that road has a strongly built road surface that is enduring despite the same heavy load of traffic.

The Lewes to Polgate stetch of road is utterly embarrassing if this represents the UK standards to our visitors from Europe, as it it not much more than a farm track quality of road.

It is dangerous as there is no hope of looking at the line of traffic in front when driving - I find I am having to keep my eyes on the hundreds of potholes just in front of my car to dodge them instead.

I will use the side roads in future to visit my daughter in East Sussex, just as I did all of last year when the road surface became just too unsafe for my small town car.

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