Andrew Griffith, the Member of Parliament for Arundel & South Downs, has visited the site of the recent landslide at Pulborough on the A29 to observe the impact of road closures.
The landslide, which occurred over Christmas between Station Road and St Mary’s Church on the A29 in Pulborough, has closed the road in both directions and has led to diversions put in place through the village.
West Sussex County Council, who are responsible for the works to reopen the road, have commissioned engineers to understand the cause behind the landslide and to develop a solution to safely clear the road whilst ensuring there are no further landslides in the future.
Commenting, Andrew Griffith MP said:
“I have indeed been following this situation closely and have been in regular contact with the County Council. I do hear the justifiable frustrations of residents, especially around the disruption caused by drivers failing to follow the diversions in place.
The landslide is a complex situation, and whilst it won’t be an easy fix, I am hopeful work will be undertaken to reopen the road as soon as possible.”