Plans to improve safety on a road which has been the scene of fatal accidents are expected to be given the go-ahead.

A package of measures for the A24 between Worthing and Horsham will include reducing the limit from 60mph to 50mph on the approach to the Dial Post junction and between Knepp Castle and Southwater.

The changes will be backed up by new warning signs, with speed cameras positioned on two northbound sections of the road, at Dial Post and the B2135 Partridge Green junction.

West Sussex councillors have been told that Sussex Police's traffic division have backed the £180,000 package.

The measures follow the introduction of crash barriers, which have been installed between Washington and Ashington and at the Knepp Castle bend.

Also planned are major junction improvements at Dial Post, Buck Barn and Partridge Green.

Councillor Tex Pemberton, Cabinet member for the environment, has approved the new speed limits and cameras but before they can be implemented the changes must be advertised.

Any objections will be looked at in May.