Five months of A27 speed limits and closures starts tomorrow

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Work will start this weekend to install a new footbridge in Chichester.

The bridge, which was the subject of two previous public exhibitions, will be installed next to the Whyke roundabout near Kingsham.

Peter Phillips, Highways Agency asset manager, said: “Safety is a top priority for the Highways Agency and by installing this footbridge we will be providing pedestrians with a safe way to cross the busy A27. This is great news for drivers and local residents.”

Work to put the traffic management systems in place will start this weekend with an overnight closure of the A27 in both directions from 8pm on Saturday February 14 until 6am on Sunday February 15 with traffic diverted via Chichester town centre.

The remaining work will be carried out using narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit on both carriageways of the A27, with some off peak lane closures. Some of the footpaths may be temporarily diverted.

Full closures of the A27 will be also required when the bridge is lifted into place, which will be carried out overnight with a clearly signed diversion through Chichester. This is expected towards the end of the scheme and will be publicised in advance.