Release date: 22 January 2021
Essential road resurfacing work is scheduled to start on a busy Worthing town centre road on February 8, subject to factors such as severe weather.
Teville Road’s surface is showing signs of significant weakening: the new one will be smoother, which will reduce road noise, and be more resilient to potholes.
The road will be closed to all through-traffic overnight, and in phases, from the pedestrian crossing at Teville Gate to the junction with London Street. A signed diversion route will be in place.
Hours of work will generally be between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday, and the works are scheduled to finish on or before 17 February.
A West Sussex County Council spokesperson said: “We don’t decide to carry out night-time resurfacing lightly. Work of this nature does cause disruption for both residents and businesses, for which we apologise.
“We have taken into account the wider disruption to the public that would be caused through daytime work on this busy road: this included consulting with Network Rail to consider the needs of people who have to get to Worthing Railway Station.
“Every effort will be made to try to minimise inconvenience: for example, our contractor will try its best to carry out the noisiest operations in the earliest part of the evening and before 11pm.”
Shops and other businesses will be able to open as normal.
This work is part of the £19million worth of improvement works taking place on West Sussex’s roads and footways between September 2020 and March 2021.
Notes to editors:
The 2020/21 Highway and Transport Delivery Programme can be seen online and detailed information and a map of all roadworks is also available on our website.