A SECOND lane has been shut on the A27 while works continue.

Motorists will see further delays today due to the closure of part of the eastbound carriageway at Falmer. It will be closed until next month.

It comes after a lane was closed westbound earlier this week to carry out drainage repairs.

National Highways said crews are "working around the clock to get this work done".

The closures are to allow for maintenance on the central reservation to fix the drainage system.

National Highways said it should be completed by February 17.

A spokesman said: "We currently have a lane closed on the westbound carriageway at Falmer to allow us to safely carry out maintenance work in the central reservation. There will also be a lane closed on the eastbound carriageway from January 21. These will both be removed by February 17.

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

"We understand that lane and road closures are disruptive, but they are needed to help keep our teams and road users safe while we complete essential work on our network.

"As we need to remove the safety barriers in the central reservation to access and repair the drainage system, we cannot have the road fully open without these barriers in place in case there is an incident.

"We’ll be working around the clock to get this work done as quickly as we can."

The A27 eastbound was closed last night between Patcham and Falmer and will be closed overnight again this evening to set up narrow lanes for the maintenance.

Further overnight closures will take place to remove the lane closure from February 14, with a two-night closure westbound and two nights eastbound.

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