Night closures on Horsham A24 to install new bridge

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Full carriageway night closures of the A24 in Horsham will take place in late October and early November, to enable the installation of a new road bridge across the dual carriageway.

The two week night closures of both the north and south bound carriageways of the A24 will start on Thursday October 23, finishing in the early hours of the morning on Friday, 7 November.

The night closures will take place between Farthings Hill and Hop Oast junctions of the A24, from 8pm and will reopen the following morning at 05:30, with the existing single lane traffic management restrictions.

During the installation work a large crane will be used to move the bridge sections into place. The crane will remain in-situ on the carriageway during the installation, safely fenced off from passing traffic. A full diversion route through Horsham town centre will be in place and signage will direct motorists through the town.

The new road bridge across the A24 is part of the Broadbridge Heath relief road and will create a new access into Broadbridge Heath. Due to the scale and intricacy of the work involved the road bridge sections can only be installed at night, to protect the A24 workforce and travelling public.

A spokesperson from J Breheny Contractors said: “The A24 Horsham works are progressing well and the team is on schedule. We appreciate the patience of the motoring public in Horsham, especially following the recent night closures in early September.

“We apologise for any inconvenience during the forthcoming night closures and ask that motorists on the A24 take extra care during the bridge installation work.”

For more information on the road closures please see the works website, www.a24horsham.co.uk or email info@a24horsham.co.uk. For regular updates via Twitter please follow the team @a24horsham.