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Flyover to close for repair work
5:20pm Friday 28th September 2012 in News
A flyover is to close for essential refurbishment work.
West Sussex County Council is set to carry out the vital refurbishment on the structure in Hazlewick Avenue, Crawley, early next year.
The flyover, which consists of two bridges that straddle the roundabout, is 40 years old and its condition is deteriorating.
Pieter Montyn, the council’s cabinet member for highways, said: “We recognise this essential refurbishment is likely to result in significant disruption to motorists, which is why we have taken the step of announcing it as early as possible.
“Unfortunately there is never a convenient time to carry out works of this nature.
“But once this is finished, the flyover’s lifespan will be extended for a further 25 years.”
Work needs to be done to install new bearings, add a waterproof membrane and expansion joints and to resurface the road.
For safety reasons the flyover will be closed to traffic throughout the duration of the work.
It is anticipated the closure will last for a maximum of 16 weeks.
Advance warning signs will be in place weeks before the work starts and local diversions will be clearly signposted.