£6million improvements boost for West Sussex highways

Extensive programme of work starts

 

A host of highways maintenance schemes has started across West Sussex.

The extensive programme of work, funded by the Department for Transport’s £6million capital injection announced last year, includes:

  • Surface treatments to improve roads and footways
  • Improvements to highway bridges
  • Vehicle safety barrier upgrades
  • Some drainage improvements

Roger Elkins, county council Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure, said: “The DfT’s October 2018 announcement of £6million in grant funding for West Sussex Highways was great news.

“Since then, senior Highways officers have applied their extensive knowledge and professional expertise in compiling a programme of works which will make best use of the extra funding.

“It is important to realise that this is not the same as the Pothole Action Fund and is to be used for a range of local highway maintenance. Some of the money will be used to treat and repair surfaces to tackle and prevent potholes. Other areas include safety barriers, highway bridge maintenance and some drainage improvements.

“Spending the grant before the end of the financial year presents challenges, particularly if there are extended periods of severe weather, but we have plans in place to make best use of that allocation.”

To find out what works have been scheduled under this DfT Additional Funding programme, please see £6million improvements programme

Pictured: Before and after: One of the first projects to benefit from the extra funding – a footpath resurfacing in Aldwick Road, Aldwick

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