Better Roads programme keeps delivering

Better Roads programme keeps delivering


West Sussex has successfully completed another month of road improvements thanks to the Better Roads Programme.

The £30m West Sussex County Council initiative repairing rural and residential roads in the county damaged by extreme weather, continued at pace throughout June.

So far (up to June 30th):

  • 251,862 square metres of road surface have been repaired, the equivalent to about eight Silverstone F1 race circuits;
  • 18,864 tonnes of road material has been laid – equivalent to the weight of 16,985 Ford Fiestas;
  • 194 sites across West Sussex have been resurfaced, repaired or surface dressed; and
  • 27.56 miles of road surface has been repaired.

West Sussex County Council’s Acting Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, John O’Brien, said: “It is encouraging to see how well the ‘Better Roads Programme’ is being received by residents across the county.

“People are acknowledging the disruption these works cause is a consequence of the improvements being made to our road network.

“We thank everyone for their patience.”

Residents will see more activities on their roads over the summer because of the Better Roads Programme and there will be more road closures than normal.

The following sites in Worthing were repaired under the Better Roads Programme during June:

  • Christchurch Road – resurfacing;
  • Grand Avenue – repairs;
  • Lyndhurst Road/Brougham Road/Ham Road – resurfacing;
  • Madeira Avenue – surface dressing; and
  • Southdownview Road – surface dressing.