Release date: 30 January 2019
Essential road resurfacing starts soon in Lindfield High Street and is scheduled to take about a fortnight.
The current surface is deteriorating and difficult to maintain: the long-lasting replacement will be strong, less vulnerable to potholes and the need for frequent and disruptive small repairs.
Work is scheduled to start on 18 February, subject to factors such as severe weather, and the resurfacing will be between Backwoods Lane and the ‘village gateway’ at the northern end.
Every effort is being made to try to minimise the impact of the project for businesses, residents, the local school and the travelling public, including:
• The project has been scheduled to start at the beginning of the school half-term week, when traffic volumes are generally lower
• Work will begin at the southern end, so it can be progressed as far away as possible from the school and the majority of local businesses by the end of the half-term break
• Pedestrian access will be maintained to homes, shops and businesses – and shops and businesses will be able to open as usual throughout.
A West Sussex Highways spokesperson said: “This type of work, in a busy village centre, inevitably causes disruption, for which we apologise. We will do all we can to limit any inconvenience.”
Work will take place between 8am and 8pm each week day and the contractor for the project will be Balfour Beatty Living Places.