Nearly 500m of pipeline has been installed since work began in February to connect a new housing development to our wastewater treatment works in the town.
Despite using less disruptive “no dig” methods to install the new sewer where possible, rolling lane closures and temporary traffic lights have so far been needed as work progresses north of the A29 towards the A272 Platts Roundabout.
To minimise future inconvenience, we’re now investigating an alternative route for the southern section, which will avoid the need for four-way temporary traffic lights around the Stane Street roundabout.
Project Manager Mike Yung-hok said: “We’ve been working hard to minimise the disruption for road users, including working at extended hours and using less invasive construction methods where possible.
“As work has continued northwards, we’ve been investigating a potential new route for the southern section. We’re still at the planning stage, but we hope this new route will reduce the scale and duration of roadworks. In the meantime, we’d like to say thanks to road users and local people for their patience and understanding.”
To further minimise inconvenience, we’re removing temporary traffic lights for major events, including Goodwood Revival from 8 – 10 September.
The new pipeline will connect a new housing development to the east of Billinghurst to our wastewater treatment works in Stane Street and is due to be completed by the end of the year.