Noise reduction measures on bypass

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NOISE on a busy stretch of road is set to be reduced.

The Highways Agency is installing acoustic barriers along the A27 Chichester bypass.

Work on the noise barriers, next to Caernarvon Road, is due to start on Monday.

It will take place on weeknights, over four weeks, and will involve eastbound lane closures.

Robert Mackenzie, from the Highways Agency, said: ‘The work has been carefully planned to minimise disruption and so will take place overnight when traffic flows are lowest.

‘As with all works of this nature, a certain amount of noise will be generated. We wish to reassure residents every effort will be made to minimise this where possible.’

The barrier will consist of timber panels and steel posts. It will be 734ft long and will vary from 9ft to 12.3ft high.

The work will take place over four weeks between 8pm and 6am on week nights. There will be overnight lane closures on the eastbound carriageway at the work site.