Essential resurfacing starts soon on two busy Worthing roads

"The new surfaces will be smoother, which will reduce road noise, and be more resilient to potholes"


Release date: 17 February 2021

Essential road resurfacing work is scheduled to start soon on two busy roads in Worthing.

Both Chapel Road, in the town centre, and Broadwater Street West, are showing signs of significant weakening:  the new surfaces will be smoother, which will reduce road noise, and be more resilient to potholes.

The roads will be closed to all through-traffic overnight, with hours of work generally between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday. Vehicles, including buses, will be diverted via a signed diversion route.

Chapel Road is scheduled to be resurfaced, between North Street and South Street, from 22 February to 3 March, subject to factors such as severe weather.

Broadwater Street West is scheduled to be resurfaced between Ardsheal Road and the A27, Grove Lodge roundabout, including the junction with Cissbury Road, from 2 to 16 March - again, subject to factors beyond our control.

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 these busy roads.

“Every effort will be made to try to minimise the 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.

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