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A27 Crossbush to Fontwell roadworks – week commencing 12 July to 16 July 2021


Monday 12 July 2021 – 5 nights

A27 Crossbush roundabout to Fontwell West roundabout

Full closure of the westbound and Eastbound carriageway.

The A27 Crossbush to Fontwell section of the network will be closed over 5 nights.   

Time of Closure: 8pm – 5am

The planned works being carried out next week will be using a blockade system to manage the local area and to ensure the work is completed quicker. 

What are Blockades?

Contractors shall be carrying out multiple jobs under the full closures (blockades) and this will cause greater efficiency by not needing to close the road a number of times at different times for different works to be carried out.  It is felt that by carrying out such a blockade in this instance, it will mean the local community and the travelling public will not need multiple closures over a short period of time causing more disruption.

The various kind of work being carried out throughout the blockade include the following; however, this list is not exhaustive: -

·       Pothole repairs

·       Vegetation & grass cutting

·       Sign & marker post cleaning

·       Safety fence inspection and repair works

·       Gully and catch-pit clearing to improve drainage

·       Sweeping the carriageway

·       Litter picking


The diversion route for this closure is via the A27 at Crossbush roundabout, Ford Road, A259, Worms Lane to Shripney, Lidsey Road to Westergate, Nyton Road on the A29 and re-join the A27 at Fontwell roundabout.

Please note that these works are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

If you have any questions, or if you’d like to know about the work, please Telephone: 0300 123 5000 or email Or you can visit our website at where you can find a weekly report on all full closures across the network.