Update: Council takes action over potholes

Resurfacing and patching will take place in a number of roads in the Observer area next week, to combat the problem of potholes.

West Sussex County Council will carry out work on Easton Lane, Sidlesham, St Pauls Road, Chichester, Hog Common in West Dean, Brinksole Lane, Petworth, Rose Green Road in Aldwick, The Chase, Lurgashall, and Plaistow Road, Plaistow.

The news comes after residents used social networking sites to vent their frustration about the number of potholes on the city’s roads.

The work will be carried out by council contractor Balfour Beatty.

A spokesman for West Sussex County Council, said: “Resurfacing involves removing the existing surface layer of tarmac and replacing it with a new material. Patching involves filling potholes and repairing road edges in rural areas.”

Road closures

The work on Easton Lane, Sidlesham, will commence on Monday, January 7. The road will be closed for a week, and the work will take place from 8.00am.

Maintenance work on St Pauls Road, Chichester, will take place over night, from Thursday, January 10 for two nights.

Hog Common in West Dean, will be closed during peak time (between 8.00am and 5pm) for four days. Work will start on Tuesday, January 8.

Brinksole Lane, Petworth, will be closed for one day at peak time, on Tuesday, January 8,

Rose Green Road in Aldwick will be closed for one day at peak time, on Monday, January 7.

Work will take place on Friday, January 11, for one day on The Chase, Lurgashall.

Plaistow Road, Plaistow. will be closed at peak time on Wednesday, January 8 for one day.

Diversions will be put in place while the work is ongoing.