(Reposted from Adur and Worthing Council website)
Long-awaited improvements to Queensway in the heart of Lancing have been hailed as a boost for the village.
Work on the road began in September after residents and businesses raised concerns about the quality of the carriageway, which had become damaged due to regular use by lorries.
Adur District Council decided to step in after the leadership disagreed with West Sussex County Council’s proposal to tarmac the road.
The roadway has now been replaced with interlocking roadblocks suitable for the level of vehicle use. The blocks are in three shades of gray, creating a mosaic effect on the road.
With the improvements complete, councillors and officers visited Queensway before Tier 4 restrictions were introduced to check out the new-look road.
Executive Member for Regeneration Cllr Brian Boggis, Planning Committee Chairwoman Cllr Carol Albury, Adur District Chairman Cllr Andy McGregor, and Mash Barn ward councillor Lee Cowen attended the socially-distanced reopening alongside council officers Joanna Malandain and Lisa O’Neill.
The councillors spoke to Abir Sondes Abed, co-owner of Queensway restaurant O’Curniciello, who welcomed the new look for the road.
Cllr Boggis said:
“After listening to the concerns of residents and businesses about Queensway earlier this year, we decided to undertake the work ourselves to maintain the look and feel of the area.
“The new surface for Queensway is fit for the future and looks fantastic. It should provide a real boost for the village centre.
“I would like to thank Lancing residents and businesses for their feedback and for their patience while the work was carried out.”
Photo 1: Councillors, council officers and local traders gathered at the enhanced Queensway
Photo 2: Photo: (R-L) Chairman of Adur District Council, Cllr Andy McGregor, pictured with Abir Sondes Abed and Enzo Fiore of O’Curniciello