The work will increase safety for road users, provide a smoother carriageway route along the A27 and reduce the need for emergency repairs.
Bob Coram, Highways Agency Route Manager said:
Safety is a top priority for the Highways Agency and this resurfacing work will provide a smoother and safer journey for the thousands of drivers using this junction every day.
The work will take eleven days and will require full carriageway closures, overnight between 8pm and 6am, when the traffic flow is at its lowest. On Monday 8 September and Sunday 14 September overnight closures will be in place between 10pm and 6am and will require the closure of access to the petrol station and McDonald’s restaurant at Polegate Services.
Clearly signed diversion routes will be in place throughout the closure as follows:
- Monday 8 September and Sunday 14 September:
London-bound road users using the A27/A22 will be diverted via the A2270, A22, Kings Drive, Cross Levels Way and the B2104. Eastbound road users will be diverted via the A2270, Kings Drive, Cross Levels Way and the A22.
- Tuesday 9 September, Wednesday 10 September and Saturday 13 September:
Eastbound road users wishing to continue on the A27 will be diverted to Eagles Roundabout and return on the coastbound A27 to join the entry slip just prior to the roundabout. Westbound road users will be diverted eastbound on the A27, A22, Cross Levels Way, Kings Drive and the A2270.
- Thursday 11 September, Friday 12 September and Monday 15 September to Thursday 18 September inclusive:
The A27 will be closed between Cophall Farm Roundabout and Pevensey Roundabout in both directions. Road users will be diverted via the A2270, A2021, A2280, A22, B2191, B2104 and the A259.
Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.
Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.