Drivers warned about wide loads on A23 and A27

Posted On 06 Sep 2016 at 1:26 pm

Drivers are being warned that abnormally wide loads may affect traffic on the A23 and A27 in and around the Brighton and Hove area tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday 7 September).

Sussex Police said that officers would escort similar extra wide loads on a further half dozen afternoons in the weeks ahead.

The load consists of parts for the Shepham Wind Farm in Polegate and will be escorted by the Roads Policing Unit.

Sussex Police said: “Police will escort a series of abnormal loads through Sussex this month as work continues on the Shepham Wind Farm in Polegate.

“Motorists are advised they may experience delays, particularly between Lewes and Polegate, as part of the operation.

“Officers from the Sussex Police Roads Policing Unit will escort the materials for the wind farm from Clacket Lane services on the M25, before travelling southbound on the M23 and the A23.

“They will then turn west on to the A27 and, due to the road layout, will turn around at Shoreham clover leaf roundabout before continuing on to Polegate via Lewes.

“The journeys will begin at Clacket Lane at 11.30am and will end in Polegate between about 3pm and 3.30pm on

  • Wednesday 7 September
  • Thursday 8 September
  • Saturday 17 September
  • Monday 19 September
  • Tuesday 20 September
  • Saturday 24 September
  • Sunday 25 September

The parts are being escorted outside of the morning and afternoon rush hours to keep disruption to a minimum and during daylight hours for safety reasons.

Sergeant Dan Pitcher, of the East Sussex Roads Policing Unit, said: “Some of these loads are significant in size and it is inevitable that they will cause delays for roads users on the A23 and the A27 between Lewes and Polegate.

“Officers will periodically be closing roads while the load passes. However, we will endeavour to maintain the free flow of traffic where possible.”

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