West Sussex County Council reminds Worthing residents the A24 Broadwater Bridge in Worthing will undergo major repair works from Monday (September 1st).
The bridge is a key route in and out of the town centre but a safety inspection has revealed that water is leaking through the bridge deck, causing small pieces of concrete to loosen and fall.
West Sussex County Council could be forced to shut the bridge completely if the repairs are not carried out. The bridge will remain open throughout the works but traffic flow will be limited to one lane only on both sides.
Traffic travelling north along the A24 will be prohibited from turning right into King Edward Avenue for the duration of the repairs.
County Council contractor Balfour Beatty will be responsible for the works and estimates that the repairs will be finished by late November.
County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Pieter Montyn, said: “We are confident that by starting the repairs in September we can minimise the length of time the work will cause disruption to the general public.
“These works are essential in order to make the bridge safe, however we are mindful that this is a main route in and out of the town centre and we will try to limit the amount of disruption as much as we can.
“We apologise for the inconvenience and politely ask motorists to find alternative routes while this work is taking place.”
For more information visit the Major Projects on the West Sussex Highways website.
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