Further works needed to fix blocked drains at Horsham crossing

The revamped crossing in Albion Way has caused flooding problems
The revamped crossing in Albion Way has caused flooding problems

Plans are in place to fix the drainage system at a new road crossing which has suffered problems with flooding, the county council has said.

The County Times posted a video on Facebook earlier this week showing the flooding issues faced by pedestrians attempting to cross the newly revamped crossing in Albion Way, Horsham.

A spokesperson for West Sussex County Council said overnight work will take place to remove silt from the drains.

The spokesperson said: “We are aware that the existing drainage system at this location has been blocked with silt. A new manhole has been installed to allow us to clear the site.

“Unfortunately it couldn’t be done earlier this year because of the traffic management that was in place at the traffic lights.

“A jetter is being dispatched to resolve the problem. This will have to be done at night due to the busy location.”

Roadworks to install the new crossings, which took place over a period of months, caused traffic chaos in Albion Way and surrounding roads.

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