Release date: 17 March 2023
Essential maintenance work to waterproof the bridge deck on the South Lancing Overbridge, which carries the A2025 Grinstead Lane, will be taking place from Monday 17 April.
West Sussex County Council will deliver the work in two phases, working on one side of the bridge at a time. The existing carriageway and footway construction and the current bridge deck waterproofing layer will be removed. The bridge deck will then be repaired, with new waterproofing, bridge joints, and carriageway and footway construction being installed.
A West Sussex Highways officer explained: “South Lancing Overbridge carries the A2025 over three electrified railway lines and Freshbrook Road which is a residential road, so it is important that we carry out this work to maintain the bridge. The works are in line with our Council Plan aim of supporting a sustainable and prosperous economy through providing a safer, more efficient and overall resilient transport network.”
The road will be open to through traffic, with a single lane controlled by temporary lights for the duration
The work is scheduled to be completed by Friday 26 May, however, it is possible that this date could change due to unforeseen circumstances such as severe weather.