Resurfacing works on A27 begin

The Shoreham flyover, seen from Mill Hill
The Shoreham flyover, seen from Mill Hill

SECTIONS of the A27 will be resurfaced this week in a bid to make road journeys smoother and safer.

Work starts today at the Patcham Interchange for one night, before moving to the Shoreham flyover (Adur Interchange) tomorrow for four nights.

The Highways Agency said the work marked the start of a programme of road surface maintenance on the A27, as part of the Government’s commitment to invest in infrastructure.

Project sponsor Anita Waterton said: “The work taking place this summer will see sections of road resurfaced along the A27 near Patcham, Lancing and Southwick in Sussex, leading to improved journey quality for all drivers.

“The work will involve resurfacing parts of the A27, with high friction surfacing where necessary and new white lines.

“We will need to close parts of the A27 to complete the work and we have planned the work to minimise disruption by resurfacing overnight, when traffic flows are lowest, and with a clearly signed diversion in place so that drivers can continue their journeys.”

From 8pm tonight until 6am tomorrow, road users travelling eastbound on the A27 wishing to join the A23 northbound and southbound will be directed to remain on the A27 to Hollingbury Interchange (Carden Avenue) and return westbound.

People living in the area will be escorted past the work by staff on site.

From tomorrow for four nights, between 8pm and 6am, road users travelling westbound on the A27 will be diverted on to the A283 southbound at Adur Interchange, then, via Old Shoreham Road, on to the A259 Brighton Road, Shoreham, and Grinstead Lane, Lancing, before rejoining the A27 at Manor Road Roundabout.

Further resurfacing work on the A27 planned for this summer will be publicised in advance.