The below information came from The Arundel Scheme Project Team
River Road/ River Arun
You may have seen the jack-up barge in the River Arun was moved yesterday Tuesday 25 February. This was in preparation for our contractors removing the 5 steel sheet piles near to Tarrant Wharf that were positioned in the river bed before Christmas. These piles will start to be removed from today Wednesday 26 February.
Over the next 2 to 3 days our contractors plan to be moving up and down river with a flat top barge.
On Friday 28 February a lorry will be in River Road to take these piles away. During this time in River Road access will continue to be maintained for vehicles at all times.
Mill Road Compound
At our main Mill Road compound site piles have been removed that were for the original pile design. This is because we know that the original design at River Road doesn’t work, so these piles have been removed as they are no longer needed. In the event that we are successful with our request for additional funds and are able to proceed with an updated/revised design, we will use materials appropriate for the design.
We appreciate the importance of this scheme for the whole community at Arundel and we will continue to keep you informed on progress. We will endeavour to provide more detail in our regular updates, however there may be occasions where some actions or routine movement of equipment on site are undertaken at short notice. Please be reassured river-based equipment will not be removed from site without us having notified you of future decisions.
The latest information will be available on our webpage at: www.gov.uk search ‘Arundel’ and you can also email us with any queries at this address- FloodRiskSussex@environment-agency.gov.uk . We will reply as soon as we can, but appreciate your patience whilst our project team is ensuring that every effort is being made to reach an outcome as quickly as possible.