THESE pictures show tailbacks this morning on the A27 due to one lane being closed for construction work to the central reservation.

Motorists were stuck in queues of up to eight miles this morning, with traffic only clearing by about 11am.

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 was slow between the A27 by Coldean, all the way back to the Ashcombe roundabout by Lewes.

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

Pictures from the A27 show the concrete barrier which has been set up on the outside lane.

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.

The Argus: One lane has been closed off on the A27One lane has been closed off on the A27

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.”

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