Work to improve the tidal flood defences along the East Bank of the River Arun in Littlehampton is set to start at the end of October 2013. This is a partnership project between the Environment Agency, Arun District Council, West Sussex County Council and Littlehampton Harbour Board.
The £14.5-million partnership scheme includes building a new tidal flood wall to protect 2,500 residential properties and businesses against 100 years of projected sea level rise. The project will also improve the walkway along the riverside from the town to the beach, including new lighting, seating and tree planting.
The scheme, which includes flood defences from Arun Parade to north of the A259, is expected to be completed in winter 2015.
During the construction works in Pier Road and Arun Parade both roads will be closed to vehicular traffic. Pedestrian access to these roads will remain open throughout the construction of the scheme. This will allow shops and restaurants in Pier Road and Harbour Park in Arun Parade to operate with their normal trading hours.
Pier Road and Arun Parade are scheduled to be closed from Monday 21 October.
The roads will re-open:
- Pier Road - in May 2014
- Arun Parade - in July 2014
Businesses along Pier Road and Arun Parade will be open with normal trading hours. Pedestrian access to both Arun Parade and Pier Road will be maintained throughout the duration of the construction works.
Free parking for customers of Pier Road shops, restaurants and Harbour Park will be made available by Arun District Council in the signposted part of the West Green Car Park from Monday 21 October 2013.
We want to work closely with the community and incorporate your feedback into our plans wherever possible.