'Abandoned' A24 roadworks anger Worthing motorists
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Temporary traffic lights and a large cordon, blocking off a wide section of the road, caused significant delays for motorists.
Freelance photographer Eddie Mitchell wrote on Twitter: “Southern Water doing as much as possible to wind up the locals, this abandoned (last three days) job just waiting for the lights and barriers to be removed.”
Southern Water has since issued a statement to this newspaper.
"This was a repair to a leaking water mains pipe,” a spokesperson for the water company said.
"Unfortunately, the works resulted in the need for more resurfacing and structural repairs to the roadway than was expected.
“This has now been completed and we are just waiting for the tarmac to be completed.”
Photos taken at 4.30pm showed the lights and cordon had been removed and traffic was flowing as normal.