Worthing street repairs causing misery for drivers

Work in Worthing has forced a caf� to close temporarily SUS-150807-150951001

Work in Worthing has forced a caf� to close temporarily SUS-150807-150951001

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A CAFÉ in Worthing’s High Street has today (July 8) been forced to close due to ongoing works close to the traffic lights which are becoming a misery to motorists.

Since Monday, a temporary traffic light system has been in operation along both section of High Street and in Chatsworth Road.

The rubble in High Street SUS-150807-151007001

The rubble in High Street SUS-150807-151007001

It comes as the county council does resurfacing work to parts of High Street.

However, this afternoon The Orchard Café announced it was being forced to temporarily shut up shop due to the highway maintenance project.

The café has sent messages out over Twitter, Facebook and even pinned a notice on its front door, which informs customers that: “Due to outside pavement work, we have had to close. We will re-open Thursday, July 9, at 9am.”

The temporary traffic lights have caused delays for motorists travelling through the town and attempting to leave the High Street multi-storey car park.

Queues building in Chatsworth Road SUS-150807-151056001

Queues building in Chatsworth Road SUS-150807-151056001

This afternoon, some drivers have been venting their frustration by sounding their car’s horn.

The county council has yet to make a formal comment about the work along the pavements.

However, a warning notice to drivers, by the Waitrose roundabout, said the work could continue for six days until Saturday (July 11).

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