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Work in Manor Royal, Crawley? Prepare for four days of traffic chaos

The four days closure will take place throughout a working week meaning the already congested area will see even more problems.

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The diversion to avoid the closure.

Put these dates in your diary. 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th April 2019.

If you work or travel through Manor Royal then those are the dates to avoid as one part of Manor Royal Road itself will mean a large amount of traffic being diverted around the area.

The closure is due to carriage resurfacing and is taking place between Churchill Court and Gatwick Road Roundabout.

The closure will also be 24hrs a day meaning no let us overnight either.

The diversion route takes drivers up and along Fleming Way, then down Newton Road, a route that sees a lot of traffic serving the businesses along that route.

The additional traffic the diversion will bring is likely to cause huge delays and ultimately traffic chaos.

West Sussex Council say about the works:

“The works will involve the realignment of the existing kerbs to slightly widen the junction allowing traffic to flow better. The existing roundabout will also be realigned and reduced. A new lane will be formed on the approach to the roundabout adjacent to the Nissan Dealership along with a nearly constructed section of footpath. Various utility company diversion works will be carried out. The existing footpaths that cross both verges on Manor Royal are to be reconstructed. 2no existing street lights and 2no traffic bollards will be renewed. There are two sections of existing road surface that will be resurfaced on Manor Royal.”

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View the Cheals Roundabout diversions when closed from 28th May to 1st June

With the roundabout closing in all directions over 5 nights traffic drivers will have to follow the many diversions.

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Crest Nicholson will continue highway improvement works on the Cheals Roundabout with a change in traffic management scheduled for five nights from 28th May 2019 to 1st June 2019.

The Cheals Roundabout will be closed from 8:00pm to 5:00am each night during this period, with diversion routes in place. The change is required to undertake resurfacing works.

But what are the diversions and how can you ensure you know the route is right for you?

Here are the diversions being put in place:

Works are expected to be completed in June 2019 and will deliver a new segregated left turn filter lane leading from Horsham Road to Crawley Avenue, as well as constructing a separator island and landscaped footpaths and pedestrian crossings.

Lane closures on Horsham Road and Crawley Avenue will remain in place until the works programme is completed, with necessary diversion routes in place. Road users are being advised to expect delays and, where possible, to allow extra time for their journeys.

The improvements will continue to be fully funded by Crest Nicholson, in association with its nearby Kilnwood Vale development in Faygate. Progress made in the area so far includes new drainage to improve overall road conditions, a new footpath on Horsham Road to ease pedestrian access and bases for the new road lanes added to the approach and exit points via Horsham.

Crest Nicholson say they have put measures in place to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum and access to surrounding properties and businesses and areas will be maintained at all times.

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