Release date: 2 August 2021
The second phase of a road safety improvement scheme is set to start soon at the Easebourne/Lodsworth boundary on the A272.
The carriageway, at the A272’s junction with Ambersham Hollow Lane, will be resurfaced and a coloured, high-friction material applied to heighten awareness of the road’s alignment.
For the safety of the workforce and public, the work will be carried out under a road closure. The A272, at the northern end of Ambersham Hollow Lane, will be closed from 8pm to 6am on weekdays between Monday 16 August and Friday 27 August. Traffic will be diverted onto the A286, A285 and A27 via Chichester.
Local access will be maintained on the A272 during working hours from Easebourne to the closure’s west at Benbow Pond and from Petworth to the closure’s east at the Gosden Heath Lane junction near Lodsworth.
To improve road users’ visibility, vegetation is also scheduled to be cleared at the Ambersham Hollow Lane/A272 junction in the daytime during non-peak hours and under temporary traffic light control on Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 August.
Last year, traffic signs were replaced in the first phase. The total cost of the scheme, including the second phase, is estimated to be £95,000.
Details on the County Council’s multi-million-pound Highway, Transport and Planning Delivery Programme can be viewed online.
Roads, footway and other types of planned highway schemes for this financial year can be seen on our interactive map It allows the user to select a particular project type, or borough or district area, and search accordingly.