Release date: 25 January 2019
Preparation work starts soon ahead of a major improvement scheme for the A259.
The clearance of vegetation and trees was postponed earlier this month and will now start on the Angmering stretch of the project, between the Haskins garden centre roundabout and Station Road, on 13 February (subject to factors such as severe weather).
This is essential so pipework and other utilities can be moved and protected as the road scheme progresses. None of the trees being cleared are subject to Tree Preservation Orders and a replanting scheme is being designed.
Minimal traffic control should be needed, so it is hoped there will be little impact on traffic flow.
A start date for the Littlehampton stretch of the vegetation clearance, between the Body Shop roundabout and Highdown Drive, will be announced later. It involves a smaller area than the Angmering stretch and can be done at the end of the bird nesting season, leaving the screening in place longer, for the benefit of residents.
The main phase of the project will widen approximately 2km of existing single carriageway to dual carriageway in the Angmering and Littlehampton sections and is expected to start later this year.