Press release

Resurfacing starts on A27 between Lewes and Brighton

A four week resurfacing scheme starts from Monday 20 October to provide drivers with smoother and safer journeys on the A27 in Sussex.


Sections of the carriageway will be resurfaced between Falmer and the Southerham roundabout using carriageway closures. It is due to be completed, weather permitting, by Monday 17 November.

Highways Agency Asset Manager Bob Coram said:

We are resurfacing sections of the A27 to provide safer and smoother journeys for the tens of thousands of drivers that rely on this vital link. We have planned the work carefully to take place overnight, when we know traffic flows are at their lowest, to minimise disruption. The diversion will add approximately 10 miles to journeys so I recommend drivers plan their journeys in advance and allow extra time.

The work will be carried out overnight, between 8pm and 6am. On match nights at the Amex stadium, work will start at 11pm.

The A27 will be closed between the Falmer interchange and the Southerham roundabout as follows:

  • Monday 20 October to Sunday 2 November: eastbound carriageway
  • Monday 3 November to Monday 17 November: westbound carriageway

A fully signed diversion route will be in place via the A23, A259 and A26.

Access will be maintained for residents and businesses within the closure and will be managed locally on site.

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 21 October 2014