A23 Widening Gets Start Date

12 April 2011, 13:29 | Updated: 12 April 2011, 13:53

A major scheme to widen the A23 in West Sussex - improving journey time reliability and safety - has finally got a start date

The Department of Transport's just announced the A23 scheme will start this Autumn; it's thought it will going to cost as much as 103 million to complete.

The work will widen 2.4 miles of the road from two lanes to a dual three-lane carriageway.

Work on advanced environmental mitigation works has already started. Main works were scheduled to start between October and December and be completed by early 2014.

TA new access road will be provided to Handcross Market Garden from a new entrance off the one-way slip road from Brighton Road to the southbound A23.

This is the original map issued by the DFT. The big change now is the closing of the Slaugham junction