A27 closure will start next week

A full overnight closure will run from Monday, September 11, to Saturday morning
A full overnight closure will run from Monday, September 11, to Saturday morning

The entire westbound stretch of Chichester’s A27 will be resurfaced, with month-long overnight closures beginning on Monday, Highways England has finally clarified.

There will be a full westbound closure between Portfield and Fishbourne roundabouts from Monday to Saturday morning, 8pm to 6am, with further work scheduled until mid-October.

And work to replace the Stockbridge footbridge is now scheduled to start on Monday, October 2, with full road closures overnight for six successive Saturdays, cutting off access to houses at Queens Avenue and Withery Way.

There will also be no access to the Esso garage, Frosts, South Downs Planetarium and the Vauxhall dealership.

One lane will be closed during off peak daytime hours during the work in both directions, with a 50mph speed limit in place overnight.

A public information event takes place on Friday, September 22 at The Guide Hall, Whyke Lane, 3pm to 7pm.

It comes after a Highways England public notice in the Observer announcing 11-week A27 closures caused confusion amongst Chichester residents.

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