Hazelwick flyover reopens one week early after repairs

Hazelwick flyover
Image caption Council officials warned that the flyover would become unsafe if work was not carried out now

A flyover built 40 years ago in Crawley which has been closed to undergo "vital" repairs will reopen one week early.

The Hazelwick flyover has been closed since February with parts of the bridge being replaced.

West Sussex County Council said the full length of the road had also been resurfaced and the flyover will last for another 25 years.

It will reopen to motorists on Wednesday.

Geoff Lowry, who is head of highways and transport at the council, said: "When we arrived on site, we took the decision to resurface the entire length of the carriageway rather than just a section of it.

"By doing this now, it means we won't have to disrupt traffic again by returning to resurface the road in a couple of years' time."

The project cost about £720,000.

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