M23 Works in Sleepy Sussex
Finally work has started on the M23 just close to our offices. The treacherous piece of dual carriageway will be widened, made safer and hopefully will improve the traffic flow. However in the meantime, the lumberjacks have moved in and the first phase is removing all the trees along both sides of the motorway. This has left huge gaps on either side of the road which resemble something more akin to a war zone than a sleepy part of Sussex.
The motorway is closed at night, until early morning and the lumberjack work all night. They’ve such bright light showing them the way that it looks like daylight in the war zone – we can look down from the bridge in Handcross after 8 o’clock! Also the noise travels in the dead of night, and the digger, cranes with tank tracks, chainsaws and log splitters add to the surreal atmosphere – the whirring, whining and crackings are so alien to the normal quiet of the night.