Work starts soon on trio of road safety improvement schemes


Release date: 3 December 2020

Three road safety schemes are set to start soon in West Sussex at a total cost of about £370,000 and in response to calls from the community for improvements.

They are part of the £19million worth of improvement works taking place on West Sussex’s roads and footways between September 2020 and March 2021. Start dates are all subject to factors such as severe weather.

Kennel Hill and Selhurst Park Road junction, Chichester

A second phase of improvement works, comprising carriageway resurfacing, is scheduled to take place at the junction of Kennel Hill and Selhurst Park Road (adjacent to Goodwood Racecourse) in Chichester from 7 to 11 December.

Temporary closures of both roads will be required throughout the works, with signed diversions via Town Lane, the A286 Lavant Road, the A285 Westhampnett Road, Madgwick Lane, Claypit Lane, New Road and New Barn Hill (and vice-versa).

  • The Weald & Downland Museum, The Trundle and Goodwood Racecourse’s west entrances will be accessible via Singleton and Town Lane.
  • Goodwood Racecourse’s south entrances, Goodwood Country Park, Cass Sculpture Foundation and The Goodwood Hotel will be accessible via Chichester and New Barn Hill.
  • Goodwood Aerodrome, The Goodwood Golf Course and Goodwood House will be accessible via Chichester and Claypit Lane.

The scheme will cost approximately £150,000

The first phase of improvement works, which comprised signage improvements, took place in January.

A23 Lowfield Heath Roundabout, Crawley

Improved signage and road markings are set to be installed and applied at the A23 Lowfield Heath Roundabout, Crawley, on both A23 approaches from 7 to 18 December. Temporary lane closures and a 40mph speed limit will be in place at all hours during the works.

Vegetation clearance will restore visibility of road signs and improve visibility of the roundabout junction from the westbound A23 approach.

The scheme will cost approximately £80,000.

A264 Bewbush Manor Roundabout, Crawley.

Signage and road markings will be improved on the westbound A264 Crawley Bypass approach to the Bewbush Manor Roundabout. The works are scheduled to take place from 4 to 22 January, with temporary lane closures during off-peak hours only. A temporary 50mph speed limit will apply at all times.

Vegetation will be cleared on the roundabout’s centre island and westbound A264 roundabout approach to improve visibility at the junction.

A second phase of work is planned for the 2021/22 financial year. This is intended to address similar lane guidance issues on the eastbound A264 Crawley Road and southwest-bound A2220 Horsham Road.

The initial scheme will cost approximately £140,000.

Additional information

The 2020/21 Highway and Transport Delivery Programme can be seen online and detailed information and a map of all roadworks is also available on our website.

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