Roadworks coming up in Selsey and Hunston

Essential road resurfacing work is set to be carried out on the B2145 in Selsey High Street and in Hunston early next month, West Sussex County Council said.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 12:13 pm
Updated Friday, 30th April 2021, 12:20 pm
Selsey High Street.
Selsey High Street.

The road’s surface is showing signs of ‘significant weakening’ in places, the council said, and the new surfaces will be smoother, which will reduce road noise and be more resilient to potholes.

Hours of work will generally be between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday.

The two resurfacing schemes will be, subject to factors such as extreme weather:

- Selsey High Street, from Manor Farm Court to School Lane, 7 to 8 May.

- Selsey Road, Hunston, from Cherry Tree Close to The Ridgeway Nursery, 10 to 15 May.

In both cases, sections of road will be closed in phases to all through-traffic and a signed diversion route will be operation. Pedestrian access will be maintained but crossing the road in the immediate vicinity of the works area will not be possible for safety reasons. Side roads may have restricted access for operational and safety reasons. Shops and other businesses will be able to open as normal.

A West Sussex County Council spokesperson said: “We don’t decide to carry out night-time resurfacing lightly. Work of this nature does cause disruption for both residents and businesses, for which we apologise.

“We have taken into account the wider disruption to the public that would be caused through daytime work on this busy road.

“Every effort will be made to try to minimise the inconvenience: for example, our contractor will try its best to carry out the noisiest operations in the earliest part of the evening and before 11pm.”