Press release

Maintenance along the A27, Lancing

Overnight maintenance work will begin tonight (Thursday 20 February) on the A27 near Lancing, resulting in an improved road surface and better lighting for drivers.


The work will be carried out in phases on the A27 between Busticle Lane and the Adur Viaduct. It will involve overnight carriageway closures; when one carriageway is closed, the other will remain open.

Anita Waterton, Highways Agency Project Sponsor said:

We will be carrying out maintenance work on the A27 including resurfacing the road, painting new white lines, installing new traffic detector loops and replacing lighting components. Once complete, drivers will enjoy a smoother road surface and improved lighting.

We have planned the work to minimise disruption and that is why work will take place overnight and in one direction at a time with a clearly signed diversion route in place so that drivers can continue their journeys.

Work will begin tonight (Thursday 20 February) and is expected to finish by Monday 31 March. Work will mostly take place on weekday (Monday to Friday) nights with some weekend working, between 8pm and 6am, and in phases with a clearly signed diversion route to direct road users.

The first section of work, starting tonight, will be between North Lancing roundabout and Busticle Lane.

Tonight, the westbound A27 will be closed between North Lancing roundabout to Busticle Lane. Tomorrow (Friday 21 February) the eastbound A27 will be closed between Busticle Lane and North Lancing roundabout.

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A283, A259 and A24 northbound to rejoin the A27 at Grove Lodge roundabout.

There will be no closures this weekend.

Further closures as the work progresses will be publicised in advance.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer

Published 20 February 2014