Press release

Smoother journeys on the A27, Sussex

Work will start on the A27 next Monday (14 July) to resurface sections of the A27 in Sussex, leading to smoother and safer journeys.


Resurfacing work will start on Monday 14 July at the A27 Patcham Interchange for one night before moving to Adur interchange on Tuesday 15 July for four nights. The work next week marks the start of a programme of road surface maintenance on the A27 in Sussex this summer as part of the Government’s commitment to invest in infrastructure.

Anita Waterton, Highways Agency Project Sponsor said:

The work taking place this summer will see sections of road resurfaced along the A27 near Patcham, Lancing, and Southwick in Sussex, leading to improved journey quality for all drivers. The work will involve resurfacing parts of the A27, with high friction surfacing where necessary and new white lines.

We will need to close parts of the A27 to complete the work and we have planned the work to minimise disruption by resurfacing overnight, when traffic flows are lowest, and with a clearly signed diversion in place so that drivers can continue their journeys.

On Monday 14 July, between 8pm and 6am, road users travelling eastbound on the A27 wishing to join the A23 northbound and southbound will be directed to remain on the A27 to Hollingbury Interchange (Carden Avenue) and return westbound. Local residents will be escorted past the work by staff on site.

From Tuesday 15 July for four nights, between 8pm and 6am, road users travelling westbound on the A27 will be diverted onto the A283 southbound at Adur Interchange, then onto the A259 and A2025 before rejoining the A27 at Manor Road Roundabout. Further resurfacing work on the A27 planned for this summer will be publicised in advance.

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 8 July 2014