The shortest route to cycle between Bognor Regis and Littlehampton is coming soon.
West Sussex County Council is creating a shared cycle path along the A259 to entice people out of their cars, away from congestion, and onto their bikes.
The cycle path, shared between cyclists and pedestrians, will be about three metres wide.
It will start at the Hoe Lane roundabout in Flansham and end at the Clymping roundabout (near Clymping Cricket Club).
It links up with Felpham Relief Road in the west and the existing shared cycle path from Clymping to Littlehampton in the east.
The County Council will add new pedestrian crossings to the A259 at Bilsham Road (B2132), Yapton Road (B2233), and Church Lane.
The project costs about £1.4m and is joint-funded by the County Council and the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership.
Construction is expected to start in early 2017 and last for between four and six months.
County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, John O’Brien, said: “This new cycle path will be the fastest and most direct way to cycle from A to B.
“The route will be safe, spacious and easy to ride.
“Littlehampton and Bognor Regis are growing and we want this new infrastructure to encourage people to get out of their cars and onto their bikes.”
Ecological works will start this week along the route.
It follows a survey which concluded the proposed cycle route would not harm wildlife habitats or species.
A licensed contractor will be clearing overgrown vegetation with a mower.
A qualified ecologist will migrate reptiles and Great Crested Newts away from the site.
Temporary traffic lights on the A259 will be outside the Oystercatcher Pub in Yapton, on Monday, October 10, for two days.
Some disruption is expected at this location during this time.
The ecological work is set to take three weeks to complete, weather permitting.