A23 road widening on course for 2014 completion

The Argus: The A23 roadworks at Warninglid The A23 roadworks at Warninglid

The A23 road widening scheme is on schedule to be completed later this year as the project passes a significant milestone.

This week during four overnight closures, the A23 between Handcross and Warninglid road layout will be changed to move traffic from the southbound carriageway over to the newly constructed northbound carriageway.

The southbound entry slip road at Handcross will be closed until this summer.

The A23 is being widened between Handcross and Warninglid to improve journeys and safety on this vital link.

The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight tonight and tomorrow between 8pm and 6am with northbound traffic transferred to the rebuilt southbound carriageway.

The following two nights will involve preparations for the southbound traffic to move onto the northbound carriageway which will happen on Sunday night.

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight on Saturday and Sunday.

By Monday, all traffic will be running in a contraflow on the new northbound carriageway with narrow lanes, a 40mph limit and average speed cameras still operational.

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6:43am Thu 30 Jan 14

rogerthefish says...

Well about time, how much has the delays cost the economy !
Well about time, how much has the delays cost the economy ! rogerthefish

9:13am Thu 30 Jan 14

Al Bion says...

So how will the two sets of opposing traffic cross each other twice on this stretch? Can someone explain what must be a "cunning plan" ?
So how will the two sets of opposing traffic cross each other twice on this stretch? Can someone explain what must be a "cunning plan" ? Al Bion

9:56am Thu 30 Jan 14

Cyclic says...

Al Bion
I have used this route all the time during the roadworks and can honestly say that there have been very few delays compared the the trouble caused before the roadworks started. The 40mph limit only add a few minutes to my journey.
Also the traffic was moved to the soulthbound carriage way last year and it worked fine, the article gets it wrong though,
Looking forward to the end of the year and a shiny new road.
Al Bion I have used this route all the time during the roadworks and can honestly say that there have been very few delays compared the the trouble caused before the roadworks started. The 40mph limit only add a few minutes to my journey. Also the traffic was moved to the soulthbound carriage way last year and it worked fine, the article gets it wrong though, Looking forward to the end of the year and a shiny new road. Cyclic

10:57am Thu 30 Jan 14

censored says...

rogerthefish wrote:
Well about time, how much has the delays cost the economy !
Probably nothing. Or have multimillion pound deals been cancelled because the journey to the meeting would take 40 minutes instead of 35?
[quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: Well about time, how much has the delays cost the economy ![/p][/quote]Probably nothing. Or have multimillion pound deals been cancelled because the journey to the meeting would take 40 minutes instead of 35? censored

11:23am Thu 30 Jan 14

Al Bion says...

Cyclic. I am sure all will soon become clear (well clearer than this article anyway!), and I will look forward to the opening of the new section.

Hopefully, it will make the A23 much safer in this area.
Cyclic. I am sure all will soon become clear (well clearer than this article anyway!), and I will look forward to the opening of the new section. Hopefully, it will make the A23 much safer in this area. Al Bion

11:55am Thu 30 Jan 14

blacktopsoldier says...

Al Bion wrote:
Cyclic. I am sure all will soon become clear (well clearer than this article anyway!), and I will look forward to the opening of the new section.

Hopefully, it will make the A23 much safer in this area.
no, it won't make it any safer all the while the idiots are still out there
[quote][p][bold]Al Bion[/bold] wrote: Cyclic. I am sure all will soon become clear (well clearer than this article anyway!), and I will look forward to the opening of the new section. Hopefully, it will make the A23 much safer in this area.[/p][/quote]no, it won't make it any safer all the while the idiots are still out there blacktopsoldier

12:16pm Thu 30 Jan 14

yzed99 says...

Today's article on the A23 Handcross-Warninglid widening scheme contains the following sentence about tonight's (Thurs) closures:
'The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight tonight and tomorrow between 8pm and 6am with northbound traffic transferred to the rebuilt southbound carriageway. '

This is incorrect. Northbound traffic (and, later, southbound traffic) will be transferred to the rebuilt NORTHBOUND carriageway. Infact your opening paragraph is correct.
Today's article on the A23 Handcross-Warninglid widening scheme contains the following sentence about tonight's (Thurs) closures: 'The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight tonight and tomorrow between 8pm and 6am with northbound traffic transferred to the rebuilt southbound carriageway. ' This is incorrect. Northbound traffic (and, later, southbound traffic) will be transferred to the rebuilt NORTHBOUND carriageway. Infact your opening paragraph is correct. yzed99

12:59pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Old Ladys Gin says...

It's a pity that the only decent bend on the A23 has now gone. The only chance to have a bit of fun on an otherwise boring road (aside from the lovely view of the Downs and home).
However things move on and the road does connect to the A27 the main road along the coast.
What is also a pity is that the latter road is no better than a cart track for much of its length.
It'll be a case of hurry here to wait there until something is done with the A27 and the vested interests that prevent it kicked into touch.
It's a pity that the only decent bend on the A23 has now gone. The only chance to have a bit of fun on an otherwise boring road (aside from the lovely view of the Downs and home). However things move on and the road does connect to the A27 the main road along the coast. What is also a pity is that the latter road is no better than a cart track for much of its length. It'll be a case of hurry here to wait there until something is done with the A27 and the vested interests that prevent it kicked into touch. Old Ladys Gin

1:09pm Thu 30 Jan 14

rayellerton says...

Why has it taken so long to build? I seem to remember the original motorways to far less time to build, and The Alaska Highway was built in less than a year! we certainly dont get any more efficient now...
Why has it taken so long to build? I seem to remember the original motorways to far less time to build, and The Alaska Highway was built in less than a year! we certainly dont get any more efficient now... rayellerton

4:54pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Martin999 says...

Old Ladys Gin wrote:
It's a pity that the only decent bend on the A23 has now gone. The only chance to have a bit of fun on an otherwise boring road (aside from the lovely view of the Downs and home).
However things move on and the road does connect to the A27 the main road along the coast.
What is also a pity is that the latter road is no better than a cart track for much of its length.
It'll be a case of hurry here to wait there until something is done with the A27 and the vested interests that prevent it kicked into touch.
There have been many fatal accidents on this bend in the past. Why don't you send your pointless post to the relatives of these people?
[quote][p][bold]Old Ladys Gin[/bold] wrote: It's a pity that the only decent bend on the A23 has now gone. The only chance to have a bit of fun on an otherwise boring road (aside from the lovely view of the Downs and home). However things move on and the road does connect to the A27 the main road along the coast. What is also a pity is that the latter road is no better than a cart track for much of its length. It'll be a case of hurry here to wait there until something is done with the A27 and the vested interests that prevent it kicked into touch.[/p][/quote]There have been many fatal accidents on this bend in the past. Why don't you send your pointless post to the relatives of these people? Martin999

9:40pm Thu 30 Jan 14

vocallocal2 says...

rayellerton wrote:
Why has it taken so long to build? I seem to remember the original motorways to far less time to build, and The Alaska Highway was built in less than a year! we certainly dont get any more efficient now...
When you build a new road you don't have live traffic or an existing road to take into account. Imagine wallpapering a newly plastered room compared to wallpapering one with 3 layers of woodchip you have to strip first whilst a herd of baboons circle you.
[quote][p][bold]rayellerton[/bold] wrote: Why has it taken so long to build? I seem to remember the original motorways to far less time to build, and The Alaska Highway was built in less than a year! we certainly dont get any more efficient now...[/p][/quote]When you build a new road you don't have live traffic or an existing road to take into account. Imagine wallpapering a newly plastered room compared to wallpapering one with 3 layers of woodchip you have to strip first whilst a herd of baboons circle you. vocallocal2

9:52pm Thu 30 Jan 14

jimquadorig says...

2 & 1/2 miles of road. 1 year per mile. That is pathetic! Its added 20 minutes to my journey. Then you have them M25 road works near redhill. Those are also dragging and add another 20 minutes to my day. The highways agency needs to be sacked.
2 & 1/2 miles of road. 1 year per mile. That is pathetic! Its added 20 minutes to my journey. Then you have them M25 road works near redhill. Those are also dragging and add another 20 minutes to my day. The highways agency needs to be sacked. jimquadorig

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