Highways Agency warns of delays on A27 around Brighton

DRIVERS travelling to or from Brighton this afternoon are being advised to check conditions and leave plenty of extra time for their journey following an incident which has closed lanes on both directions on the A27.

An HGV has overturned on the A27 between the junctions with the A23 at Patcham and the A270 at Falmer near the University of Sussex, resulting in lane restrictions in each direction.

Following recovery of the vehicle, repairs to the extensively damaged central reservation barrier are expected to take several hours, and delays may become more severe as the evening rush hour gets underway.

Road users can help get ahead of the traffic by checking conditions before they set out, and planning their journeys to avoid the area if possible or to leave extra time to reach their destinations.

Regular traffic updates are available on local radio, or by checking the Highways Agency’s traffic information services by phone or online.