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A283 Steyning Road in Shoreham closed due to accident

The A283 Steyning Road in Shoreham is closed due to an accident.

There is queuing traffic in both directions between the A27 Shoreham bypass junction and the Hensfield Road junction. There were delays of up to 40 minutes.

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A spokesman from Sussex Police said: "The A283 Steyning Road near the old cement works has been closed on Monday morning (January 27) following a collision between a car and a lorry around 7.35am.

"Police, ambulance and fire services are in attendance, but at this stage it would appear that there have been only minor injuries.

"The road remains closed at 8.45am while recovery work takes place and the highways authority has been called to deal with oil on the carriageway."

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9:05am Mon 27 Jan 14

Indigatio says...

I know we have global warming but I'd didn't think the sea had risen that much and moved the beach that far north!
I know we have global warming but I'd didn't think the sea had risen that much and moved the beach that far north! Indigatio
  • Score: 1

9:22am Mon 27 Jan 14

Sir Prised says...

Indigatio wrote:
I know we have global warming but I'd didn't think the sea had risen that much and moved the beach that far north!
... or that's there's a Hensfield Road in Shoreham. As traffic reports go, this one's not exaclty helpful, to say the least.
[quote][p][bold]Indigatio[/bold] wrote: I know we have global warming but I'd didn't think the sea had risen that much and moved the beach that far north![/p][/quote]... or that's there's a Hensfield Road in Shoreham. As traffic reports go, this one's not exaclty helpful, to say the least. Sir Prised
  • Score: 1

9:37am Mon 27 Jan 14

grabur says...

The Shoreham Road between Shoreham and Bramber is a death trap.

Reducing the speed limit, especially near the cement works, might be enough to abate some of the accidents.

I pity any cyclists that have to use this route.
The Shoreham Road between Shoreham and Bramber is a death trap. Reducing the speed limit, especially near the cement works, might be enough to abate some of the accidents. I pity any cyclists that have to use this route. grabur
  • Score: 3

9:53am Mon 27 Jan 14

ICantThinkOfAName says...

Don't worry in the right hand column the accident has been moved to Lancing.
Don't worry in the right hand column the accident has been moved to Lancing. ICantThinkOfAName
  • Score: 0

9:53am Mon 27 Jan 14

Old Ladys Gin says...

'There is delays of up to 40 minutes and queueing traffic in both directions between the A27 Shoreham By-Pass junction and the Hensfield Road junction'

The grammar and spelling above would shame a five year old.
Proof read please Argus.
'There is delays of up to 40 minutes and queueing traffic in both directions between the A27 Shoreham By-Pass junction and the Hensfield Road junction' The grammar and spelling above would shame a five year old. Proof read please Argus. Old Ladys Gin
  • Score: 3

9:57am Mon 27 Jan 14

Indigatio says...

grabur wrote:
The Shoreham Road between Shoreham and Bramber is a death trap.

Reducing the speed limit, especially near the cement works, might be enough to abate some of the accidents.

I pity any cyclists that have to use this route.
That road has been like it for as long as I can remember (and that's a very long time). The road IS SAFE, its the people that use it.
As for cyclists, having cycled along it myself, yes there is a problem. The drains. They are heavily recessed into the road and a cyclist has to move out into the traffic to pass them. That does need to be sorted.
[quote][p][bold]grabur[/bold] wrote: The Shoreham Road between Shoreham and Bramber is a death trap. Reducing the speed limit, especially near the cement works, might be enough to abate some of the accidents. I pity any cyclists that have to use this route.[/p][/quote]That road has been like it for as long as I can remember (and that's a very long time). The road IS SAFE, its the people that use it. As for cyclists, having cycled along it myself, yes there is a problem. The drains. They are heavily recessed into the road and a cyclist has to move out into the traffic to pass them. That does need to be sorted. Indigatio
  • Score: 8

10:15am Mon 27 Jan 14

Tailgaters Anonymous says...

Hens, perhaps they caused the accident by not wearing hi-vis clothing and appropriate lighting to front & rear!
Agree the road, apart from potholes failing to be mended by WSCC, is fine, it's the users who are at fault!
- speed limit, no! It's impossible to speed on this section with the volume of traffic, bends, bollards & roundabouts!!
Hens, perhaps they caused the accident by not wearing hi-vis clothing and appropriate lighting to front & rear! Agree the road, apart from potholes failing to be mended by WSCC, is fine, it's the users who are at fault! - speed limit, no! It's impossible to speed on this section with the volume of traffic, bends, bollards & roundabouts!! Tailgaters Anonymous
  • Score: 1

10:35am Mon 27 Jan 14

The Prophet of Doom says...

Old Ladys Gin wrote:
'There is delays of up to 40 minutes and queueing traffic in both directions between the A27 Shoreham By-Pass junction and the Hensfield Road junction'

The grammar and spelling above would shame a five year old.
Proof read please Argus.
A five year old is far more advanced than the Schmargus' non-existent proof readers.
[quote][p][bold]Old Ladys Gin[/bold] wrote: 'There is delays of up to 40 minutes and queueing traffic in both directions between the A27 Shoreham By-Pass junction and the Hensfield Road junction' The grammar and spelling above would shame a five year old. Proof read please Argus.[/p][/quote]A five year old is far more advanced than the Schmargus' non-existent proof readers. The Prophet of Doom
  • Score: 0

10:40am Mon 27 Jan 14

grabur says...

Indigatio wrote:
grabur wrote:
The Shoreham Road between Shoreham and Bramber is a death trap.

Reducing the speed limit, especially near the cement works, might be enough to abate some of the accidents.

I pity any cyclists that have to use this route.
That road has been like it for as long as I can remember (and that's a very long time). The road IS SAFE, its the people that use it.
As for cyclists, having cycled along it myself, yes there is a problem. The drains. They are heavily recessed into the road and a cyclist has to move out into the traffic to pass them. That does need to be sorted.
Indigatio wrote: The road IS SAFE, its the people that use it.

Well you could argue that every road is safe by using that logic.

It isn't safe judging by the amount of accidents witnessed.

And I feel far from safe when cycling on that stretch of road. Traffic moves very fast.

A 40mph limit from the cement works to the Steyning/Bramber roundabout, wouldn't hinder traffic flow, but most likely would improve the safetly on the road.

The old railway track with a little resurfacing work, mostly near the Shoreham flyover, would make a safer alternative passage for cyclists.

A very cheap and simple solution that could well reduce the risks, accidents and fatalities.
[quote][p][bold]Indigatio[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grabur[/bold] wrote: The Shoreham Road between Shoreham and Bramber is a death trap. Reducing the speed limit, especially near the cement works, might be enough to abate some of the accidents. I pity any cyclists that have to use this route.[/p][/quote]That road has been like it for as long as I can remember (and that's a very long time). The road IS SAFE, its the people that use it. As for cyclists, having cycled along it myself, yes there is a problem. The drains. They are heavily recessed into the road and a cyclist has to move out into the traffic to pass them. That does need to be sorted.[/p][/quote]Indigatio wrote: The road IS SAFE, its the people that use it. Well you could argue that every road is safe by using that logic. It isn't safe judging by the amount of accidents witnessed. And I feel far from safe when cycling on that stretch of road. Traffic moves very fast. A 40mph limit from the cement works to the Steyning/Bramber roundabout, wouldn't hinder traffic flow, but most likely would improve the safetly on the road. The old railway track with a little resurfacing work, mostly near the Shoreham flyover, would make a safer alternative passage for cyclists. A very cheap and simple solution that could well reduce the risks, accidents and fatalities. grabur
  • Score: 0

10:52am Mon 27 Jan 14

Indigatio says...

grabur wrote:
Indigatio wrote:
grabur wrote:
The Shoreham Road between Shoreham and Bramber is a death trap.

Reducing the speed limit, especially near the cement works, might be enough to abate some of the accidents.

I pity any cyclists that have to use this route.
That road has been like it for as long as I can remember (and that's a very long time). The road IS SAFE, its the people that use it.
As for cyclists, having cycled along it myself, yes there is a problem. The drains. They are heavily recessed into the road and a cyclist has to move out into the traffic to pass them. That does need to be sorted.
Indigatio wrote: The road IS SAFE, its the people that use it.

Well you could argue that every road is safe by using that logic.

It isn't safe judging by the amount of accidents witnessed.

And I feel far from safe when cycling on that stretch of road. Traffic moves very fast.

A 40mph limit from the cement works to the Steyning/Bramber roundabout, wouldn't hinder traffic flow, but most likely would improve the safetly on the road.

The old railway track with a little resurfacing work, mostly near the Shoreham flyover, would make a safer alternative passage for cyclists.

A very cheap and simple solution that could well reduce the risks, accidents and fatalities.
A good workman doesn't blame his tools!
40 mph limit will make no difference whatsoever, Its not speed on this road its impatience and on some rare occasions genuinely caused by other drivers going too slow. I've followed someone up this road at 30mph, but having no SAFE opportunity to pass have just had to sit behind.
Yes a good surface on the cycle track is a brilliant idea. I doubt if it will be done though, and even if it is, it won't be maintained properly. The cycle track along widewater is starting to break up with no sign of repair.
[quote][p][bold]grabur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Indigatio[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grabur[/bold] wrote: The Shoreham Road between Shoreham and Bramber is a death trap. Reducing the speed limit, especially near the cement works, might be enough to abate some of the accidents. I pity any cyclists that have to use this route.[/p][/quote]That road has been like it for as long as I can remember (and that's a very long time). The road IS SAFE, its the people that use it. As for cyclists, having cycled along it myself, yes there is a problem. The drains. They are heavily recessed into the road and a cyclist has to move out into the traffic to pass them. That does need to be sorted.[/p][/quote]Indigatio wrote: The road IS SAFE, its the people that use it. Well you could argue that every road is safe by using that logic. It isn't safe judging by the amount of accidents witnessed. And I feel far from safe when cycling on that stretch of road. Traffic moves very fast. A 40mph limit from the cement works to the Steyning/Bramber roundabout, wouldn't hinder traffic flow, but most likely would improve the safetly on the road. The old railway track with a little resurfacing work, mostly near the Shoreham flyover, would make a safer alternative passage for cyclists. A very cheap and simple solution that could well reduce the risks, accidents and fatalities.[/p][/quote]A good workman doesn't blame his tools! 40 mph limit will make no difference whatsoever, Its not speed on this road its impatience and on some rare occasions genuinely caused by other drivers going too slow. I've followed someone up this road at 30mph, but having no SAFE opportunity to pass have just had to sit behind. Yes a good surface on the cycle track is a brilliant idea. I doubt if it will be done though, and even if it is, it won't be maintained properly. The cycle track along widewater is starting to break up with no sign of repair. Indigatio
  • Score: 1

11:07am Mon 27 Jan 14

djbspurs says...

I left home at 8.30 this morning and got to work in Portslade at 10.20 thanks to mis-reporting on Heart Radio this morning of where the accident was. I heard Shoreham Beach Shoreham Bypass 283 Steyning so presumed after hearing it about 3 times that it was Shoreham Beach. How wrong was I. I was stuck there for the best part of 1 hr 45 minutes. If the traffic report had been correct I would have driven over the bostal road to worthing and then made my way to Portslade, get it right please I thought traffic reports were supposed to assist drivers not get them caught up in the ensuing chaos
I left home at 8.30 this morning and got to work in Portslade at 10.20 thanks to mis-reporting on Heart Radio this morning of where the accident was. I heard Shoreham Beach Shoreham Bypass 283 Steyning so presumed after hearing it about 3 times that it was Shoreham Beach. How wrong was I. I was stuck there for the best part of 1 hr 45 minutes. If the traffic report had been correct I would have driven over the bostal road to worthing and then made my way to Portslade, get it right please I thought traffic reports were supposed to assist drivers not get them caught up in the ensuing chaos djbspurs
  • Score: 2

11:08am Mon 27 Jan 14

Old Ladys Gin says...

Indigatio wrote:
grabur wrote:
The Shoreham Road between Shoreham and Bramber is a death trap.

Reducing the speed limit, especially near the cement works, might be enough to abate some of the accidents.

I pity any cyclists that have to use this route.
That road has been like it for as long as I can remember (and that's a very long time). The road IS SAFE, its the people that use it.
As for cyclists, having cycled along it myself, yes there is a problem. The drains. They are heavily recessed into the road and a cyclist has to move out into the traffic to pass them. That does need to be sorted.
The centre line of the road is marked by hatched lines within dotted white lines.

http://www.direct.go
v.uk/prod_consum_dg/
groups/dg_digitalass
ets/@dg/@en/@travel/
documents/digitalass
et/dg_192269.pdf

Many drivers believe you may not enter the markings which is not the case.
Thus clearance between themselves and cyclists may be reduced.
[quote][p][bold]Indigatio[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grabur[/bold] wrote: The Shoreham Road between Shoreham and Bramber is a death trap. Reducing the speed limit, especially near the cement works, might be enough to abate some of the accidents. I pity any cyclists that have to use this route.[/p][/quote]That road has been like it for as long as I can remember (and that's a very long time). The road IS SAFE, its the people that use it. As for cyclists, having cycled along it myself, yes there is a problem. The drains. They are heavily recessed into the road and a cyclist has to move out into the traffic to pass them. That does need to be sorted.[/p][/quote]The centre line of the road is marked by hatched lines within dotted white lines. http://www.direct.go v.uk/prod_consum_dg/ groups/dg_digitalass ets/@dg/@en/@travel/ documents/digitalass et/dg_192269.pdf Many drivers believe you may not enter the markings which is not the case. Thus clearance between themselves and cyclists may be reduced. Old Ladys Gin
  • Score: -1

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