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Cuilfail Tunnel

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Cuilfail Tunnel
A26 Cuilfail Tunnel mouth - Geograph - 3009412.jpg
The southern tunnel mouth
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From:  Phoenix Causeway
To:  South Street
County
Sussex
Highway Authority
East Sussex
Opening Date
1980
Additional Information
Tunnel Type:  Bored
Length:  430m (1411 ft)
On road(s)
A26

The Cuilfail Tunnel is a tunnel carrying the A26. It bypasses Lewes in Sussex to the east - the Friends of Lewes say that the tunnel should have been extended to Earwig Corner instead of meeting the old road at its current location in the eastern suburbs of the town. The name of the tunnel comes from the Cuilfail area of Lewes. It was opened in 1980 and is a single carriageway tunnel through the chalk hillside.

Art

Ammonite Statue at the northern end of the tunnel

On the roundabout at the northern end is a piece of roadside art commissioned to celebrate the opening of the tunnel - it is a spiral sculpture of Portland Stone that looks like a giant ammonite fossil. It was created by Peter Randall-Page and erected in 1983


Renovation

The tunnel was renovated in 2009 at a cost of around £2m.

Videos

A ride through the tunnel


Links

The Argus

LoveLewes

BBC News

Wall to Wall Communications




Cuilfail Tunnel
Related Pictures
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In the Cuilfail Tunnel - Geograph - 3497644.jpgA26 Cuilfail Tunnel mouth - Geograph - 3009412.jpgAmmonite Statue, A26 - Geograph - 3689635.jpg
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