THE A27 is still facing large delays due to overnight construction and a lane closure which will be in place for the next month.

Motorists saw delays of over an hour this morning due to the lane closure and the traffic is still heavy, with average speeds of 10mph.

The delays are due to National Highways performing drainage repairs and maintenance within the central reservation.

This requires the right-hand lane to be closed for worker safety.

Traffic is slow between the A27 by Coldean, all the way back to the Ashcombe roundabout by Lewes and the stretch of road is taking over 20 minutes to get through at the moment.

The work began on the stretch of single lane 50mph road from this morning and will carry on until Monday, February 14.

National Highways closed the A27 westbound from around 10pm last night until 6am this morning but the road is still seeing heavy traffic due to one lane being closed while it works on the central reservation.


As a result, the authority advises that this could cause “some delays” and to “plan extra time into your journeys.”

A National Highways spokesman said: “There will be narrow lanes and a lane closure in place on both the eastbound and westbound carriageway of the A27 while we carry out work within the central reservation. The lane closure provides a safe working area, while keeping lanes open on the A27.

“This may cause some delays, so please plan extra time into your journeys.

“The speed limit will be reduced to 50mph for vehicles in the area with narrow lanes.”

Updates will follow as the traffic eases.

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