Essential resurfacing work starts soon in busy Worthing road

Tarring Road’s surface is showing signs of significant weakening: the new one will be smoother, which will reduce road noise, and more resilient to potholes

 
Tarring Road's current road surface, near the junction with South Street, Tarring

Release date: 1 October 2020

Essential road resurfacing work is scheduled to start on the A2031 Tarring Road in Worthing on October 12, subject to factors such as severe weather. It is expected to take four nights to complete.

Tarring Road’s surface is showing signs of significant weakening:  the new one will be smoother, which will reduce road noise, and more resilient to potholes.

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 are not permitted to carry out the works near West Worthing railway crossing during the day for safety and operational reasons. We have also taken into account the wider disruption to the public that would be caused through daytime work on this busy road.

“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.”

Tarring Road will be closed in phases to all through-traffic during the work, with diversions in place. Pedestrian access will be maintained and shops and other businesses will be able to open as normal. Train passengers may need to allow some extra time to get to West Worthing Railway Station.

Hours of work will generally be between 8pm and 6am.

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