VIDEO: Long lorry halts traffic on Bognor’s roads

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ONE of the biggest lorries to negotiate the Bognor Regis area’s roads came through this morning (Wednesday, July 2)

The 33m-long vehicle brought other traffic to a halt as it was driven on a test run through North Bersted and Felpham.



It took some two hours to complete the trial ahead of the deliveries of 179 beams for the relief road viaduct over the railway line begin next month.

Felpham resident, and parish councillor, Graham Matthews, 75, said: “As a Bognorian, I have waited for decades for this relief road. It’s nice to see something finally happening.

“Hopefully, provided the weather does not interfere, we will be using the viaduct this time next year. There will be some disruption caused by the deliveries but I would not want to see the viaduct delayed. We have waited long enough.”

The lorry travelled to Chichester on the A27 and turned on to the A259 to the Royal Oak at North Bersted, where it is believed to have been delayed. Its route followed the A259 and A29 to the relief road’s entrance at North Bersted and back to the A259 to Felpham to the other entrance.