Key highway infrastructure work along the A24 in Horsham, between the Hop Oast and Farthing Hill junctions will begin on June 9, to create new junctions to the east and west of the A24, as well a replacement footbridge.
The works are designed to ease traffic pressure on the Farthing Hill interchange and A264. The new junctions will provide dedicated access roads to the Highwood housing development to the east of the A24 near Horsham and the Wickhurst Green development to the west of the A24, which adjoins Broadbridge Heath. A new vehicle bridge crossing the A24 will also be created to link Highwood and Wickhurst Green.
The works are set to take 18 months. Both the north and southbound carriageway of the A24 will remain open, but will be restricted to a single lane in each direction, for the protection of the workforce and the public.
The A24 works will take place between the hours of 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday, and when necessary between 8am and 1pm on Saturdays. Occasional overnight road closures are planned as part of the works during the installation of the new bridges and are scheduled to take place in late autumn 2014. Full details of the night closures and planned diversions will be made available closer to the time.
Motorists travelling during peak hours are advised to allow extra time for their journey. 24-hour access will be maintained for businesses located within this stretch of the A24 throughout the duration of the works
Residents and motorists are encouraged to visit the infrastructure works website, www.A24horsham.co.uk and Twitter feed @A24Horsham, as this will be the best source for the most up-to-date information. Regular updates will also be available via email for people wishing to register their email details at info@A24horsham.co.uk. Road signs have also been put in place on the surrounding roads to warn motorists about the road works prior to start and advise of emergency contact details.