Major A24 roadworks set to start soon in Horsham
Drivers are being warned that major roadworks are set to start soon on the A24 in Horsham to cope with increased traffic in the area.
There will be lane closures on the A24 Robin Hood roundabout when the first stage of works begin on April 6.
West Sussex County Council says that the lane closures will be necessary so that street lighting and traffic lights can be installed.
There will also be night-time closures between the Great Daux and Farthings Hill roundabouts while temporary traffic management measures are introduced.
The junction works include widening the A24 northbound, from two lanes to three and widening the A24 southbound from two lanes to four.
The exit from Warnham Road on to the roundabout is also being widened and there will be traffic lights on the A24 approaches and on Warnham Road with traffic signal control on the roundabout.
A ‘Toucan’ crossing is being installed across the northbound exit of the A24 towards A24 Great Daux.
There will also be improved footpaths and cycleways.
The county council says the works will provide ‘increased road capacity at the junction to allow for increased traffic due to local developments and through traffic.’
The works are expected to be completed by mid autumn.
A West Sussex County Council spokesperson said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused during the works but please bear in mind this project will lead to long-term improvements.
“We are liaising with the project team working on Legal and General’s nearby Land North of Horsham project to try to minimise the impact on traffic in the area as much as possible.”