Improvement works ahead for the A2220 in Crawley

Resurfacing work is due to start soon on the A2220 Worth Park Avenue in Crawley to create a new, smoother road surface, which will be more resilient to potholes.

Subject to unforeseen factors, such as severe weather, this essential work will take place between Grattons Drive and Balcombe Road from 25 to 28 January. Hours of work will generally be between 8pm and 6am.

Road markings will be renewed, and the high-friction surfacing replaced on approaches to a pedestrian crossing.

Worth Park Avenue will be closed to all through traffic while resurfacing operations take place and vehicles diverted via a signed route.

Access to homes, shops and businesses will be maintained. However, when works are being carried out in the immediate vicinity, delays may occur for operational and/or safety reasons. Side streets may also be affected.

A West Sussex County Council spokesperson said: “These are essential works as the current surface is showing signs of significant weakening.

“Every effort will be made to limit inconvenience as much as possible. For example, our contractor will try its best to carry out the noisiest operations in the earliest part of the evening and before 11pm.

“We know how important developing a modern infrastructure is to residents and businesses in West Sussex, which is why there are key targets on road condition in our Council Plan

“Potholes are a big source of frustration for all road users, and in the six months from April 2022 to October 2022, approximately 22,000 were filled by our Highways teams and contractor. But we are also taking a holistic approach to the condition of roads such as Worth Park Avenue, with larger sections completely resurfaced on a priority basis, to make them more resilient to potholes, and vastly reduce the need for small-scale, disruptive repairs. Other forms of treatment, such as surface dressing and micro-asphalt, are also used to prolong the lifespan of suitable roads.”