Essential resurfacing work starts soon on the A286 in Midhurst

Essential road resurfacing work is scheduled to start soon on the A286 North Street in Midhurst, between Dodsley Lane and North Street Car Park.

The surface is showing signs of significant weakening: the new one will be smoother, which will reduce road noise. It will also be more resilient to potholes.

Subject to factors such as severe weather, the project is scheduled to start on 4 July and last for three nights, finishing on the morning of 7 July. Hours of work will generally be between 8pm and 6am, with the section of North Street closed to all vehicles at these times and a signed diversion in place.

A West Sussex County Council spokesperson said: “We don’t decide to carry out night-time resurfacing lightly. We have taken into account the wider disruption to the public that would be caused through daytime work on this busy road.

“Improvement projects of this nature do cause disruption for both residents and businesses, for which we apologise, but will lead to long-term benefits. Every effort will be made to try to minimise the inconvenience: for example, our contractor will try its best to carry out the noisiest operations in the earliest part of the evening and before 11pm.”

Businesses will be able to remain open throughout.

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