Works begin on changes to layout of Refectory Road
Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex
Last updated: Wednesday, 16 December 2020
A new road opens today (Wednesday 16 December) through the East Slope student village, joining the top of Boiler House Hill with the north end of Refectory Road.
With this road now open, works will take place to create a new road layout on Refectory Road.
To ensure safety at the junction of the new East Slope road with Refectory Road, traffic lights will be installed.
Refectory Road will be one-way only for drivers travelling north from the junction with Norwich House Road onwards.
Cyclists will be able to go south along this stretch in a dedicated cycle lane.
All motor vehicles travelling south from the north end of campus will use the new East Slope road, which leads to the top of Boiler House Hill. This includes drivers who park in the Park Village car park (P8) and Lewes Court car park (P9).
Other works will take place to provide a pedestrian crossing, upgrade some pavements and improve streetlighting:
- A pedestrian crossing will be installed across Refectory Road, next to the Health Centre. The road will be closed for a short time while electricity supplies are laid across it. Access to the Health Centre will be maintained at all times.
- The existing streetlights along the west side of Refectory Road will be brought back into use. Excavations will be dug to install new electrical supplies to the streetlights and new, efficient lights will be fitted to the top of the poles.
- The pavement to the north of the Health Centre will be widened and a new footpath will be created along the west side of Refectory Road.
So by the time the spring term begins on 4 January 2021, Refectory Road will have quite a different layout from the one we’re all used to.
While pedestrians, drivers and cyclists are becoming familiar with the new layout, traffic on Refectory Road will be controlled with temporary lights, signs and barriers; these will be gradually replaced with permanent equipment, finishing in April 2021.