The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of today (Friday May 29) but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
Highways England says: “All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.”
M23 junctions 10 Copthorne to 11 Pease Pottage, West Sussex: Signage installation
Work to improve journeys by installing signage on the M23 between junction 10 (Copthorne) and junction 11 (Pease Pottage) will start this week. A lane closure will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 1 June for five nights. Work is due to finish on Friday 26 June.
A23 Gatwick Airport, West Sussex: Bridge joint replacement
Work to improve road user safety by carrying out bridge joint repair work between junction 9a (Gatwick) and the Airport Way roundabout will start this week. The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 1 June for two nights. The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 4am, from Wednesday 3 June for two nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M23. Work is due to be complete by Friday 5 June.
A27 Kingsham, West Sussex: New footbridge construction
Work to improve safety by installing a footbridge at Kingsham on the A27 near Chichester will continue this week. Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will remain in place throughout the construction period. In addition, temporary pedestrian traffic lights will be in place on Hunston Road across the A27, east of Whyke Roundabout and across Whyke Road in both directions.
In addition, a 30mph speed limit will be in place between the Bognor roundabout and the Stockbridge roundabout during the same period. Work is due to be complete in July.
A27 Poling to Hammerpot, West Sussex: Drainage repair
Work to improve road user safety by carrying out drainage repairs on the A27 between Poling and Hammerpot will continue this week. Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 1 June for five nights. The work is due to be complete in June.
Safety at roadworks:
Highways England is working with the industry and road users to reduce the risks of working on the roads. For the safety of road workers and all road users, when you are approaching roadworks:
Keep within the speed limit – it is there for your safety.
Get into the correct lane in good time – don’t keep switching.
Concentrate on the road ahead, not the roadworks.
Be alert for works’ traffic leaving or entering roadworks.
Keep a safe distance – there could be queues in front.
Observe all signs – they are there to help you.
And be alert for road workers, the roads are their workplace.
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