Urgent Broadwater Bridge repairs to make it safe start on Monday September 2nd. West Sussex County Council invites residents who wish to find out more to a public drop-in session at The Cricketers Pub opposite Broadwater Green on Wednesday August 28th at 7.00 pm.
A regular West Sussex County Council safety inspection recently revealed water leaking through the bridge deck, causing small pieces of concrete to loosen and fall. The bridge, which crosses the West Coastway rail line, is a key route in and out of the town centre. If repairs are not carried out the County Council could be forced to shut the bridge completely.
By starting in September the bridge will remain open – although traffic travelling north along the A24 will be prohibited from turning right into King Edward Avenue for the duration of the works. County Council contractor Balfour Beatty will be responsible for the works which should finish by late November.
County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Pieter Montyn, said: “We have stepped in to the complete the repairs now so we can minimise the length of time the work will disrupt the general public.
“We need to make the bridge safe – and doing it this way means we don’t have to close it off completely.
“We apologise for the inconvenience and politely ask motorists to find alternative routes while this work is taking place.”
Pieter added: “If you have any questions then please come along to the drop-in at The Cricketers pub.”
For more information visit www.westsussexhighways.org and click on ‘Major Projects’.
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