Roadworks to be completed

The Highways Agency has pledged to complete three major roadworks schemes in the Crawley area in time for Christmas and the new year.

The schemes are among 400-miles of roads the agency hopes to clear during the festive season.

In the Crawley area, stabilisation work on 1.5 miles of embankment slopes on the M23 at juction 8 will be completed.

Also 13 miles of resurfacing work on the A23 and one-miles of barrier replacement work on the M23. And 11 miles of roadworks at the A23 widening scheme at Handcross will be lifted for Christmas and New Year.

Simon Sheldon-Wilson, of the Highways Agency, said: “This will be a great help to people travelling over the festive period – by lifting or completing roadworks, more lanes will be open and many of the associated speed restrictions will also be lifted.”