The county council has issued an apology over the roadworks at Cowfold this week which has caused problems for drivers and residents.
The County Times has received several complaints from motorists who have had their journeys delayed.
The roadworks are set to carry on until September 20.
The statement, issued today, says: “West Sussex County Council would like to apologise to motorists and residents for the inconvenience caused by roadworks on the A272 Station Road in Cowfold.
“Essential drainage works are being carried out until Friday, September 20 to alleviate flooding problems which have affected the area.
“Unfortunately, three-way traffic lights which were put up on Monday caused disruption to traffic.
“County Council contractor Balfour Beatty is now manually controlling the lights during the day to help ease the flow of traffic.
“However, motorists are being warned to expect delays and seek alternative routes where possible.
“Installing new drainage pipes are essential and will be of great benefit to the location in the long run.”