VIDEO: Huge lorries start to deliver beams for new viaduct

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LORRIES delivering beams for the biggest viaduct in the county start to travel through Bognor Regis.

The first of convoys of materials for the new A259 route will arrived today (Monday, August 11)

They will become a regular sight on the roads for the next three months.

Police will escort the three convoys of two lorries between 9.30am and 4pm .

The deliveries have been arranged by West Sussex County Council as the highways authority and its contractors building the £29m Bognor Regis northern relief road in two sections through North Bersted and Felpham.

It is estimated it will take each convoy between 20-30 minutes to arrive at the construction site once they leave the A27, depending on which end of the new road is their destination.

The relief road will be 3km long and feature a 0.5km long viaduct that rises 8m above the Lidsey Rife, Barnham to Bognor Regis rail line and the Bognor flood plain.

This will be on the Felpham section from the A259 at Flansham to the A29 Shripney Road. The North Bersted portion will stretch between Rowan Way and the A259 Chichester Road.

The beams will be collected from Liverpool and transported to West Sussex overnight. A police escort will meet them at a layby on the A27 near Fishbourne and go to the A259 under a rolling roadblock.

A total of 179 of the steel re-inforced precast concrete beams will be delivered at 12 a week on 33m-long lorries.

They will go round some roundabouts the wrong way.


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