Press release

Public exhibition for A27 Fontwell lighting replacement

Drivers, business owners and local residents have been invited by the Highways Agency to find out more about a project to replace the street lighting along a section of the A27 near Fontwell, West Sussex.


The existing lights will be replaced with new, safer and more efficient lights. The work will be carried out using lane closures from Monday 12 January and is expected to be completed, weather permitting, at the end of March.

Ahead of work starting, a public exhibition will be held at Fontwell Racecourse between 2pm and 7pm on Monday 5 January 2015, where members of the Highways Agency project team in charge of the work will be on hand to answer any questions that drivers and residents may have.

Highways Agency Project Sponsor Anita Waterton said:

The existing street lighting is coming to the end of its life and needs to be replaced to keep journeys safe and reliable for the tens of thousands of drivers that use this stretch each day.

We have planned the work to minimise disruption. I advise local residents and anyone wishing to use the A27 to attend the exhibition to find out more about the work and how it may affect them.

The work will be carried out between 9.30am and 3.30pm, Monday to Friday, using a lane closure.

The right hand turn at Copse Lane will be closed while work is taking place in the area, with a diversion in place via the B2132 junction.

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 2 January 2015