Road and footway improvements worth more than £19million planned in next six months

"We know how important the highways network is to people and this level of investment clearly acknowledges this"

 
A large area of road being resurfaced

Release date: 3 September 2020

More than £19million worth of improvement works are set to take place on West Sussex’s roads and footways, starting this month and running until March 2021.

The improvements will comprise:

Road resurfacing:  £8.89million
Road patching: £6.12million
Signs and road line marking improvements: £2.00million 
Microasphalt treatment*: £0.52million
Footway improvements: £1.50million

The figures include extra investment from central government of approximately £9million.

Roger Elkins, Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure, said: “This is excellent news: we know how important the highways network is to people and this level of investment clearly acknowledges this.”

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.

Notes to editors:

*Microasphalt is a preventative measure used to seal and prolong the life of roads and footways which have more minor damage. It involves treating existing surfaces which are structurally sound but starting to deteriorate.

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