Work starts on
Lyminster Bypass road scheme
Jackson has started work on a £23.8million pound road building scheme in West Sussex.
The Lyminster Bypass is being delivered on behalf of West Sussex County Council with the aim of alleviating traffic congestion through the villages of Wick and Lyminster.
The bypass will be a 1.1mile-long, 7.3m-wide single dual carriageway with verge on one side and a shared footway/cycleway facility on the other. An existing public bridleway will be maintained with a Pegasus Crossing, provided to ensure the safety of equestrians, cyclists and pedestrians.
A new viaduct will be constructed over an area known as Black Ditch and its associated flood plain to ensure that there is no increase in flood risk. As far as possible, the new carriageway will be constructed off-line from the existing highway network to minimise disruption for road users.
Positive news
West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Joy Denis said: “Initial, enabling works, such as vegetation clearance, had already been completed, but now the main construction phase started on Monday. This is very positive news.
The scheme is being funded by Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership Local Growth Fund, developer contributions (Section 106 funds), the Department for Transport and the County Council.
It is currently estimated that the project will be completed in Autumn 2024.

'By providing this new highway infrastructure, we will be supporting the provision of 1,260 new homes and 700 new jobs in the region.'