ROUND-the-clock working could start on the new road viaduct in Felpham next week.
Barratt David Wilson Homes has been given planning approval to begin 24-hour construction of the structure over the railway line.
The night-time permission takes effect from next Tuesday and will last until February 28, 2015.
The developer has to supply Arun District Council with its construction programme between 6pm-7.30am before work can begin.
Council planning officer Neil Crowther says in his report: “The construction of the Felpham section of the Bognor Regis relief road has been underway throughout 2013. To complete the road, a large number of beams (169) are required for the construction of the viaduct over the railway line and rife.
“The police have stipulated that these beams shall only arrive on site at night time as they require an escorted police convoy due to their size.
“They can, therefore, only be delivered at a rate of about seven or eight a night.”
The beams will weigh 40-60 tonnes and will be about 30m long. They are being shipped to Liverpool and brought down to Felpham by lorry.
A report by 24Acoustics on behalf of Barratt David Wilson with the planning application shows the loudest noise will be heard at Sack Farm. That area will experience a likely 54 decibels with the beam construction and 53 decibels with the piling of the beams.