TRAVEL LATEST: Drivers claim A27 traffic hell

Southern Gas Networks are laying new pipes in Brighton Road, Worthing
Southern Gas Networks are laying new pipes in Brighton Road, Worthing

Motorists are currently reporting ‘traffic hell’ on the A27 during rush-hour.

The nearly always congested stretch of the bypass around Chichester has been brought to a virtual standstill because of two incidents in close proximity.

A minor collision on the Bognor Regis roundabout between a lorry and a VW Polo just before 4pm has contributed to tailbacks in all directions on the A27 and the A259 towards Bognor and into Chichester.

There are also reports of a broken down skip lorry partially blocking the eastbound carriageway of the A259 between Whyke Road and the A27.

Traffic is also queuing eastbound on the A285 Westhampnett Road between the Alexandra Road junction and the Church Road junction where roadworks are in place.

Traffic is also reportedly slow on the A27 around Arundel, through Worthing and around Shoreham.

Roadworks in Lancing are also causing congestion on the A259 Brighton Road in both directions.

The continued problems along the A27 from Chichester to Shoreham will renew long-standing calls for major investment to improve the trunk road.

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