Major resurfacing and maintenance work planned for the A24

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Major resurfacing and maintenance work planned for the A24

A £1 million scheme to resurface large sections of the A24 between Horsham and Findon is due to start on Monday August 9.

The West Sussex County Council project will also involve various road maintenance works including tree cutting, crash barrier repairs, bus stop improvements, hedge trimming, renewed road markings and sign improvements.

The work will take up to five weeks, weather permitting.

The road will be resurfaced in sections with work being carried out overnight from 8pm to 5am.

The material selected for the resurfacing is designed to be hard wearing and provide good quality skid resistance for high speed roads with heavy traffic. Anti-skid surfacing will also be refreshed where needed.

During the night work there will be localised road closures with signed diversions.

Lionel Barnard, West Sussex County Council Deputy Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways and Transport, said: “We realise there will be some disruption for motorists but we hope that by carrying out the work at night there will be minimal inconvenience to road users.

“Also by scheduling in the road maintenance work at the same time as the resurfacing we can avoid further disruption by getting everything completed in one go.”

The work will be carried out by teams made up of staff from West Sussex County Council and its contractor May Gurney.

Signs are already in place at both ends of the A24 giving details about the proposed works. More signs will be put in place for each section of the road before resurfacing takes place.

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