Lingfield Road – Carriageway Reconstruction

10 August 2018

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Statement from WSCC:

We are aware of the poor condition of Lingfield Road and were due to carry out extensive maintenance work in the current financial year.

Investigatory works have shown that the road needs to be fully reconstructed, which will include recycling the existing road structure. We have been advised by our specialist recycling contractor that these works will take three weeks and, because of the heavy plant involved, the road will have to be fully closed. This is for the safety of residents and construction workers alike.

Consequently, because of the close proximity of Imberhorne School and to minimise the disruption that these works will undoubtedly cause, the most appropriate approach will be to carry them out during the school summer holidays. Due to conflicting works being carried out by Southern Gas Networks in the area, we have been unable to find a working window during the current school summer holiday. The scheme will now be scheduled to be completed during the summer of 2019.

Meanwhile, we will continue to monitor the condition of the road surface and carry out any repairs in accordance with the Council’s Safety Plus policy.