Chapel Road junction works start April 20th

Chapel Road junction works start April 20th

 

Existing traffic signals are being replaced at the Chapel Road and Richmond Road junction in Worthing to make it easier to reach the town centre for pedestrians.

Maintenance is required for the signals and work starts on Monday April 20th.

The existing signals, electric cables, and ducting are all over 30 years old and must be changed.

The two existing pedestrian islands at the location will be replaced by one – to make it easier for people to walk to and from the town centre.

Tactile paving to help visually impaired pedestrians know where to cross is also being installed.

The scheme costs £180,000.

It is expected to take eight weeks to complete, subject to weather conditions. Work will be carried out from Monday to Friday, between 7.00 am and 5.30pm, and occasionally on Saturdays.

Temporary three-way traffic lights will be in operation throughout the duration of the works.

County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, John O’Brien, said: “These works at the Chapel Road junction have been needed for some time.

“Now we have the funding in place we can get on with making the improvements.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause motorists – please allow for extra journey time or consider an alternative route.”