Press release

Resurfacing on A27 Sompting Bypass

Work will start on Monday 29 February to resurface sections of the A27 at Sompting, near Worthing in West Sussex.

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The A27 Upper Brighton Road will be resurfaced between Grove Lodge roundabout and Manor Road roundabout.

The work, which will take place overnight between 8pm and 5am (Monday to Friday only), is scheduled to last five weeks. The first phase will involve the closure of the eastbound carriageway for 12 nights starting on Monday 29 February. Work will then switch to the westbound carriageway for a further 12 nights starting on Wednesday 16 March and expected to finish by start of April 1. There will be access for emergency vehicles at all times.

Residents living along the A27 directly affected by the work will be given a permit which they can show to site staff to gain access to their premises via the A27 even when it is closed.

Bala Vishnubala, Highways England Project Manager said:

This resurfacing work will help us to keep journeys on the A27 safe and reliable, and is necessary because the existing road surface has reached the end of its operational life. By resurfacing now we can reduce the risk of the potential disruption caused by emergency work.

There will be a clearly signed diversion in place via the A24, A259 and A2025 through Worthing. Full details of each week’s work will be published in the weekly summary of roadworks, published each Friday.

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 18 February 2016