West Sussex County Council have given advanced notice of a planned road closure for the A29, at Church Hill on the 09/01/2024, between 9:30 and 15:30.
They have advised that following the recent geotechnical report, the health of the trees on both sides of the road has been brought into question. As a result of this, WSCC Tree Officers will be undertaking a detailed assessment of the trees, to establish what works are required in the short and medium term to keep this section of highway safe but also to ensure the structural integrity of the embankments are not worsened. These assessments will be undertaken with geotechnical support, with the stability of the embankments in mind.
As well as this tree assessment, WSCC also plan to utilise the road closure to undertake street lighting lamp upgrades, which avoids the need to close the road again.
Once the assessment is completed, WSCC will understand if additional works will be required. Any work required will be communicated via a future update.
If you have any specific questions, please can you direct these to WSCC via firstname.lastname@example.org and WSCC will endeavour to respond as soon as they can.
West Sussex Council Council (WSCC) have notified us of their planned ash dieback works due to take place on the A29, London Road, Coldwaltham. These works will involve the removal of ash trees suffering with ash dieback, along the A29 causeway into Pulborough.
Works will take place overnight on 3rd Jan 2024 between 20:00hrs & 06:00hrs. The road will be closed and a diversion in place.
Please be advised that although WSCC has booked the road space, any unforeseeable events could potentially affect this booking.
WSCC apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
WEST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL NEWS RELEASE – 09 January 2023
Hard work continues to find solutions following A29 Pulborough landslide
Highways teams continue their hard work to find solutions to the complex situation following the A29 Pulborough landslide, when an embankment collapsed.
Every effort is being made to ensure the stretch of the A29 impacted by the collapse (on December 28, 2022) is safe so it can be re-opened as soon as possible.
A West Sussex County Council spokesperson said: “Our Highways teams continue to work hard to progress a solution so that this stretch of the A29 at Pulborough can be reopened as soon as possible.
“The landslide occurred at the narrowest part of the A29, where both sides are flanked by steep embankments. Safety is always our top priority and geotechnical experts have assessed the embankments along this section of the A29 and advised it is not safe to reopen the road to vehicles and pedestrians.
“We cannot currently advise on timescales for reopening as the assessments, investigations and solutions are complex and involve our continuing dialog with the landowners involved.
“Meanwhile, we have improved the diversion route signage, including electronic signs at key locations, and would reiterate our appeal to road users to please use the signed diversion route and take heed of the “road closed” signs and barriers which are there for everyone’s safety.”
Please be aware that the A29 will be closed at Swan Bridge for repairs, from 8pm on 4th Nov to 6am on 5th Nov.
Please note that the A29 at Bury Hill is closed OVERNIGHT not during the day as previously advised.
The temporary closure is scheduled to commence on 11th January 2021 for up to 5 days (It is estimated to be completed on 19th January 2021) and is required for the safety of the public and workforce while West Sussex County Council undertakes Tree Ash Die Back Felling & Clearing Works with works taking place either side of Disused Quarry.
Closure will not be in place at weekends. The restriction will be in place overnight only from 19:00 until 05:00.
An alternative route will be signed on site but please visit https://one.network/?tm=119283551 for more details.
For information regarding this closure please contact West Sussex County Council on 01243 642105 who will able to assist with scope of these works.