A MAP shows the huge diversion in place while the A27 remains shut.

The A27 eastbound in Shoreham is closed all weekend and long delays are being caused.

The route at the Shoreham bypass Lancing has been closed due to bridge maintenance works.

Work is expected to take place across the weekend and into the early hours of Monday. 

A map published by Highways England shows the long diversion in place this weekend along the A259.

Work will continue from Friday, October 8.

The Argus:

A Highways England spokesman said: "We're replacing the waterproofing material and the joints in the bridge which carries the A27 over the River Adur Viaduct near Shoreham.

"Work was due to take place over the weekends of 11/12 September and 18/19 September, however we took the decision to reschedule both weekends due to the number of events taking place in the area. Along with restrictions on the rail service on our second planned weekend of work, this would have had too great an impact on our customers."

The work has now been rescheduled to take place over the following weekends:

8pm on Friday September 24 through to 6am on Monday September 27, 2021 – closure of the A27 eastbound carriageway from Manor Road roundabout to the A283 Shoreham junction

8pm on Friday October 8 through to 6am on Monday October 11, 2021 – closure of the A27 westbound carriageway from A283 Shoreham junction to the Manor Road roundabout

During the closures, a signed diversion will be in place via the A259.