Who looks after the roads
Almost all of the roads and pathways in West Sussex are looked after by West Sussex County Council's highways department. If you have a problem with any of them, please report the problem:
The main exceptions are:
- Trunk roads: These are major roads of national strategic importance and are managed by the Highways Agency. In Adur and Worthing, only the A27 is a trunk road. Other roads in East and West Sussex that are trunk roads are the A23 and M23.
- Private (unadopted) roads: see below for information about private roads
Winter road maintenance and gritting for roads in Adur and Worthing is managed by West Sussex County Council (WSCC), except for the A27 which is managed by the Highways Agency.
- Road salting (gritting) and FAQs - clearing snow and ice (on the WSCC website)
- Salt bins (on the WSCC website)
West Sussex County Council has also produced a short video about gritting which is available via the link below:
Private roads are also known as unadopted roads and are generally the responsibility of the street owner, or the 'frontager'.
For more information please see West Sussex County Council's Private roads information.
Please see our travel news and street closures page.
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