Worthing junction given £90,000 facelift

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A JUNCTION at Worthing is lined up for essential refurbishment by West Sussex County Council next month.

Existing traffic signals are being replaced at the junction of Tarring Road and South Street, next to the level crossing.

Maintenance work on the physical connections between the signals will be carried out, and tactile paving for the blind and partially sighted is being installed on the footway.

The programme of works starts on Tuesday May 8 and is expected to take approximately eight weeks to complete.

It will require the closure of South Street at both sides of the level crossing.

Access will be maintained for pedestrians and emergency services.

The diversion route for the closure will be via Poulters Lane, South Farm Road, Ardsheal Road, A24, Teville Road and Tarring Road.

Two-way lights will be used to keep traffic flowing along Tarring Road when required.

The project will cost approximately £90,000.

County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Pieter Montyn, said: “This level of traffic management is essential to allow us to complete these works in a timely manner, while ensuring the safety of those people working close to the level crossing.

“We apologise for any disruption and ask residents for their patience and understanding during the time it takes to finish these improvements.”