Work to resurface roads in Crawley affects A2220 and A2011
Night-time works to reconstruct and resurface roads in and around Crawley, starting on Tuesday 1st March, have gotten underway. Approximately 6km of carriageway is to get resurfaced in the works, and are due to completed by mid-May 2022.
The affected roads are:
• A2220 between Cheals roundabout and Bewbush roundabout
• A2011 between Tushmore roundabout and Northgate (Hazelwick) roundabout
• A2011 Northgate roundabout
• A2011 westbound carriageway between M23 and Northgate roundabout
Road restrictions, work times and materials being used
The works are getting carried out at night-time under a full road closure, running from 8pm to 6am each day. Signed diversion routes will be in place for each site each night road works take place. Roads are reopening for daytime traffic on a temporary road surface. Road speeds are being restricted to 30mph until the final surface has been laid.
The works will include installing a steel mesh membrane to help improve the resilience of the roads when planning for increased traffic volumes in the future.
Of the materials being used to resurface roads, 75% are from sustainable sources, including 10% recycled road construction materials. The asphalt mix is also able to be mixed at reduced temperatures, which equates to a 10% CO2 saving. The works will also incorporate latest material design advances to provide quieter road surfaces with reduced spray.
A West Sussex County Council spokesman said: “We apologise in advance for any disruption these works will bring to both residents and businesses. However, this work is essential and by ensuring the works take place at night, we are minimising the daytime disruption.
“We are bringing the latest technology and advances to these works to enable them to be sustainable and long-lasting.”