Overnight closure on Eastbourne A27 through roadworks

Motorists face disruption on the A27 near Eastbourne either side of Easter with a series of road improvements taking place.

Roadworks will begin on Tuesday, April 2 between the Berwick roundabout and Polegate and run through until Friday, April 5. This is to install new high-friction surfacing on the junction approach as well as new warning signs to improve road safety.

The A27 will be closed in both directions overnight between Lewes and Polegate with a fully signed diversion route in place via the A26 and A22.

The Highways Agency has said the work will be carried out overnight between 8pm and 6am using lane closures with temporary traffic lights and some overnight carriageway closures.

Access to homes and businesses will be maintained during the work.

Robert Mackenzie, Highways Agency Project Manager said; “Safety is a top priority for the Highways Agency.

“The A27 will benefit from additional improvements. We will install high friction surfacing on approaches to the junction, and we will install new junction ahead warning signs.

“We have planned the work to be carried out overnight when traffic flows are lowest, to minimise disruption to road users.”

Meanwhile this week there will be a land closure and three-way temporary traffic lights on the A27 near Firle. Resurfacing work will take place overnight between 7pm and 6am on Wednesday for resurfacing work to be carried out on the footpath next to the eastboune A27 at its junction with Firle Road.

Continuing this week, there will be overnight resurfacing work on the A27 in Polegate. Resurfacing is being carried out on the footpath next to the eastbound A27 between its junction with Thornwell Road and the A27 Polegate Bypass overnight between 8pm and 6am until Thursday, March 28.

One lane will be closed on the eastbound carriageway with temporary traffic lights and a 40mph speed limit in place.

The footpath will be closed with pedestrians escorted around the work within the closure.