New traffic lights are planned for A24 roundabout
A roundabout on the outskirts of Horsham is in lineformajorimprovements.
West Sussex County Council is looking to upgrade the Robin Hood roundabout on the A24 to reduce congestion.
The A24 will be widened to increase traffic capacity, a new traffic-light system will help manage peak flows and there will also be improvements for pedestrians and cyclists.
The scheme will widen the A24 southbound from two lanes to four lanes, widen the A24 northbound from two lanes to three lanes, widen the exit from Warnham Road on to the roundabout, introduce traffic-light control on the A24 approaches to the roundabout and on the Warnham Road, introduce a signalised Toucan crossing across the northbound exit of the A24 (towards Great Daux) and improve the footway and cycleway connection from Warnham Road to Robin Hood Lane and the public right of way.
There are likely to be two stages of work, site clearance and utility diversion works in the autumn/winter of 2020/2021 and main construction starting in the spring of 2021.
The West of Horsham highway and infrastructure package has already seen millions spent on improvements to the Newbridge and Farthings Hill roundabouts.
The remaining major scheme is for the Great Daux roundabout, but the delivery of these improvements has been delayed to a later phase of work. This is to take into account of the timing of future developer contributions, a new study of the A24 corridor and other potential major developments coming forward.