Essential resurfacing work starts soon on A2025 in Lancing

Essential road resurfacing work is scheduled to start soon on a section of the A2025 Grinstead Lane in Lancing.

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.

The resurfacing will be between the A27 Upper Brighton Road and railway bridge – omitting the length between Crabtree Lane and Grinstead Avenue, which was resurfaced relatively recently.

Subject to factors such as severe weather, the project will take from 18 July to 23 July to complete, and hours of work will generally be between 8pm and 6am, with the section of road being worked on closed to all vehicles at these times and a signed diversion in place. Bus companies serving this area have been notified of these works. However, a minimal number of buses serve this area during the working hours.

Side roads may also be affected during the works. Pedestrian access will be maintained and businesses will be able to remain open throughout.

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.”