Press release

Planned weekend closures of A27

Road users in West Sussex are advised that essential refurbishment work begins this weekend on a bridge on the A27 near Arundel in West Sussex.

This news article was withdrawn on

This press release is no longer current.


The Fitzalan Bridge, which carries the A27 over Fitzalan Road and the River Arun, just east of the Ford roundabout will be fully refurbished. This will include resurfacing the road and footpath, installing new kerbs, replacing bridge joints and repainting bearings.

The work will be carried out over the next 4 weekends, during which time the A27 over the bridge will be closed.

The planned closures are as follows:

  • Saturday 3 October 8pm until Monday 5 October 5am
  • Sunday 11 October 5pm until Monday 12 October 6am
  • Saturday 17 October 8pm until Monday 19 October 5am
  • Saturday 24 October 8pm until Monday 26 October 5am

The final weekend may not be required if progress is not affected by adverse weather.

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Clapham interchange, A280, A259, A29 and A259 at Bearsted to rejoin the A27 at Bognor roundabout, Chichester.

For safety reasons there will be no access from Fitzalan Road on to the A27 while work is taking place. In addition, the footpath over the bridge will not be open as usual during the work. Pedestrians will be escorted over it when it is safe to do so.

Drivers using this section of the A27 are advised to plan their journeys and allow some extra time to reach their destinations.

Live traffic information is available on Highways England’s website and mobile app, and drivers can also listen to traffic bulletins on local radio for updates.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

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

Published 30 September 2015