Work to remove Shoreham temporary cycleway is set to start this week

"Our contractor will try to minimise disruption as much as possible and we apologise for any inconvenience"

 

Release date: 11 January 2021

Work to remove the Government funded, temporary cycleway in Shoreham is scheduled to start this week (week commencing January 11) subject to factors such as severe weather.

For the safety of both road users and the workforce, traffic management is essential, so please be aware that delays are likely on the cycleway route on the Upper Shoreham Road. Our contractor will try to minimise disruption as much as possible and we apologise for any inconvenience.

A West Sussex County Council spokesperson said: “Where practical, the removal teams will take the opportunity to carry out any minor, unrelated work that needs doing on the highway, such as the removal of vegetation and repair of small cracks in the carriageway surface. This could prevent the need for future traffic management and additional inconvenience.”

The work is likely to take two to three weeks.

The spokesperson added: “We recognise the support and enthusiasm shown by some people for the Shoreham scheme, which is why we are looking to see if a redesigned, permanent proposal can be progressed, subject to Department for Transport funding.

“Any proposal would require consultation with all stakeholders, including residents, the cycle forum, schools, emergency services and businesses. We remain committed to our long-term aims of promoting sustainable transport, as outlined in our Walking and Cycling Strategy 2016-2026.”

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