WORK to improve Bramber High Street is expected to start on October 6.
West Sussex County Council contractor Balfour Beatty had been lined up, with work including removing three road humps.
County councillor David Barling said: “Detailed work is going on to ascertain the period of the works, and how these can be timed so as to cause the least inconvenience to local residents and to make sure the street is kept open as far as may be possible, even with one lane and traffic lights.
“Access to residents’ houses will need to be maintained at all times.”
He gave an update at Steyning Parish Council’s meeting on May 12 and said he was pleased the work was going ahead.
He added: “I have consulted Bramber Parish Council fully about this and they are as enthusiastic as I am to get this done, after so many years of waiting.
“When we get nearer the start date, Balfour Beatty will write to all local residents advising them of more detail of the works and the timescale.”
Vibrations caused by heavy vehicles driving over the humps have caused damage to nearby houses, including listed buildings such as the historic St Mary’s House, prompting calls for them to be removed.