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Better Roads Programme And Future Planned Works

While major roads across the UK are operated and maintained by the Highways England (formally known as the Highways Agency), West Sussex County Council is responsible for the upkeep and integrity of the vast majority of the roads network serving the County.

Each year the team responsible for planning and carrying out necessary maintenance to our road surfaces are challenged to keep the traffic flowing and protect over 3988 km of road from deteriorating. In recent years the focus has been on the network of main routes connecting towns and villages.

Recognising that there is a need now to improve a significant number of “unclassified” roads, approximately 440km of our residential streets and rural lanes, West Sussex has planned an investment of £30million over two years, (2014 – 2016), known as the Better Roads Programme.

For more information see our Frequently Asked Questions or email:

Future Planned Works

We also develop and deliver a programme of future works which is known as the Integrated Works Programme. This covers all approved highways improvements and maintenance schemes.

The current programmes for 2014/15 and 2015/16 are attached below and can also be found in the search facility.

Supporting Documents

Countywide IWP 2014-15 (PDF, 237KB)

Countywide IWP 2015-16 (PDF, 190KB)

To find out whether there are any works planned for your road use the Search feature below. Sites marked (BRP) are covered under the Better Roads programme and those marked (IWP) are planned under the Integrated Works Programme. 

Challenge Fund Bid

We have made a bid under the Local Highways Challenge Fund for the development and implementation of a strategic approach to footway and cycleway maintenance.

This bid proposes improving the way we deliver footway and cycleway maintenance. West Sussex County Council corporate objectives including supporting the economy, facilitating active healthy modes of travel and supporting the environment by making sustainable transport trips easier will be more integrated into our day-to-day asset management approach.

This bid will specifically focus on pedestrian and cycling asset improvements in strategic growth locations identified by the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership [LEP]. This proposal does not cover one single scheme but encompasses many small projects that address problems on strategic routes/areas. Typical works will include a review of signing/lining, surface improvements and road crossing points.

The application and supporting documents are attached:

Challenge Fund Application 6 Feb 2015

Appendix A – maps of 4 strategic areas

Appendix B – Equality Impact Report

Appendix C – Risk Register

Appendix D – Outline Project Plan

Appendix E – Extract from Term Service Contract Governance

Appendix F – LEP letter of support 

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You can look for works that are planned for your street during the year by entering the street name below;

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