County travel news

DRIVERS are being warned that a major section of the A24 will be closed at periods next month.

A section of the A24 between Washington and Buck Barn is being revamped from Tuesday May 3.

The essential road safety and improvement work will involve night-time closures of the road between its junctions with the A272 at the Buck Barn crossroads and the A283 Washington roundabout.

The £100,000 West Sussex County Council scheme will see the replacement of all road markings and cat’s eyes as well as some localised resurfacing. Any damaged or missing signs will also be repaired or replaced.

The work is scheduled to finish on Monday morning (May 9), weather permitting. It will be carried out from 8pm to 5am.

A signed diversion route will operate via the A283, A2037, A281 and A272. Motorists travelling during the night in this area are advised to allow extra time for their journey.

Advance notices will be put in place on the surrounding roads to warn motorists about the roadworks a week before they are due to start.