Roads around Cophall roundabout are set to be closed in places during the night this month as a major resurfacing programme gets underway.
The resurfacing work on the roundabout started yesterday (Monday) and is being carried out by the Highways Agency, which says it will increase safety for road users, provide a smoother and safer journey and reduce the need for emergency repairs.
But the work over 11 days is set to cause some delays as it requires full carriageway closures between 8pm and 6am and motorists face diversions.
On Sunday September 14 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 with London-bound road users using the A27/A22 being 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.
Tonight (Tuesday September 9), Wednesday and Saturday 13 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.
On Thursday September 11, Friday and Monday to Thursday September 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.
Bob Coram, the 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. We plan maintenance and improvement projects carefully to allow road works to be completed safely, in a cost effective way.”