VIDEO: Anger after repairs on ‘lethal’ Horsham road are postponed

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Residents of a ‘lethal’ Horsham road have poured out onto the street in anger after long overdue repair work was set back.

Potholes and ruts have plagued Lambs Farm Road for years.

It was earmarked for repair works today (Thursday April 17) as part of West Sussex County Council’s £30million Better Roads Programme.

But residents say they received a flyer this morning informing them work has been put off until later this year.

Simon Hill said there has been no proper repair work on the road in his 32 years living there.

He said: “It’s brought almost the entire road out onto the street. I’ve never known them to be so angry, we’re normally quite a placid bunch.

“It’s gone past potholes. There are ruts in the road and it is dangerous, which is why a lot of residents that live here were really delighted when they said they were going to do the job properly.

“It’s lethal. It’s just a really bad accident waiting to happen.”

He added: “I feel let down by the council.”

A spokesman for West Sussex County Council said: “We are sorry for the delay which has happened and we are desperately trying to reschedule the work in Lambs Farm Road as quickly as possible.

“We are trying to establish the best time to come and do the work with the minimum of inconvenience.”

The local authority launched its Better Roads Programme – the biggest investment to be made in the county’s road network for years - on Tuesday (April 15) in Blackbridge Lane, Horsham.

The programme is a direct response to residents’ frustration about the deterioration of the county’s smaller roads.

Because of the extreme weather West Sussex has experienced in the past few years, over one fifth of rural and residential roads are now in need of repair.

More than half of the roads in West Sussex are rural and residential.

The worst of these roads have been prioritised by county council engineers to create the Better Roads Programme.

This investment is above and beyond the £8.5million the county council spends each year on maintaining its road network.




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