News: A2300 Improvements Scheme FAQs

Posted on 23rd April 2020

Q1. What does the A2300 Improvements scheme include?

A new two-lane carriageway will be constructed within the wide grass verge between the A23 and the proposed Northern Arc roundabout and this will become the new eastbound carriageway. The existing road will be modified to become the new westbound carriageway. In addition, a new shared use footpath and cycle path will also be constructed.

Q2. Why does the works have to take place now?

The A2300 improvements scheme is a Department for Transport’s retained scheme, and as such is considered as an ‘essential project’ that must continue to maintain the operation of the road network.

The situation is under constant review and we are ensuring that any contractors working on our behalf are also complying with Government advice and following social distancing guidelines.

Q3. When will the works start and how long will it take to complete?

27th April 2020 and it will take around twenty-one months to complete, weather permitting.

Q4. Who is carrying out the works?

Jackson Civil Engineering is our principal contractor and they will be supported by their sub-contractors.

Q5. What time of the day will the works take place?

The works will take place:

    • Monday to Thursday – from 7:30am to 5:30pm
    • Friday – from 7:30am to 3:30pm
      There will be some occasions when works will need to take place between 7:30am and 5:30pm during weekends, bank holidays and overnights between 8pm and 5am.

Q6. How will the works be carried out?

The A2300 will remain open to traffic most of the time when the works are carried out although the width of the road will be reduced slightly to accommodate temporary safety barriers etc. A temporary 40mph speed limit will also be applied for the entire construction period.

Where necessary, temporary traffic lights will be used to manage traffic flow at nights or weekends for a few specific activities for intermittent periods as the works progress.

Q7. What disruption can motorists expect?

The A2300 will need to be fully closed to traffic overnight for around two weeks (between 8pm and 5am) initially to allow temporary safety barriers to be installed. Further details on traffic management arrangement will be provided nearer the time.

Q8. Will access to properties be maintained during the works?

Yes.

Q9. Will public footpath and cycle paths be maintained during the works?

Where possible, alternative temporary footpath and cycle path will be provided if one is going to be closed. However, there will be occasions when it is not possible to provide an alternative due to site constraints.

Q10. Will the works affect my bus journey?

Yes, the eastbound bus stop near Shell Service Filling Station on the A2300 will be closed permanently and no temporary stop will be provided.

The two bus stops near to Cuckfield Road roundabout which were constructed by the developer of the Hub (or DPD)’s development will be modified in order to comply with the new road design. Where possible, temporary bus stops will be provided during this period.

Q11. Will emergency services be affected by the works?

Our contractor Jackson Civil Engineering will be working with the emergency services to ensure that any disruption to their operation will be kept to a minimum.

Q12. Who should I contact if I have a query about the works?

Please contact our contractor Jackson Civil Engineering at A2300@jackson-civils.co.uk

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