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|Junctions related to the A272|
West Meon Hut • Winnall Interchange • Three Maids Hill • Batts Bridge Roundabout • Budletts Roundabout • Spitfire Roundabout (Winchester) • Sheet Interchange • Berelands Interchange • Tylers Green Roundabout • Bolnore Roundabout • Lower Village Roundabout • Highbank Roundabout • Sandrocks Roundabout • Foxhill Roundabout • The Birch Hotel Roundabout • Bedales Corner • Sergisons Arms Roundabouts • Chownes Mead Junction • Butlers Green Junction • Muster Green Gyratory • Sussex Square • Buckbarn Crossroads
Bolney Interchange is a busy interchange between the Dual Carriageway A23, and the A272 - the route tasked to be the primary route between the M25 and A27 going East to West.
Both roads are Single carriageways, they intercept at Bolney Crossroads 38.5 miles from London. The A23 is very twisty.
While most of the A23 was getting dual carriageways, the area around Bolney wasn't getting the love, however some of the bends had been softerned. The junction was renamed Bolney Crossways and provided better separated traffic and traffic islands.
1.6KM of D2 was constructed as part of the "Bolney Diversion and Flyover" scheme. This included a bridge for the A23 to pass over the A272. The bridge had two spans, so that the A272 may become a dual carriageway and pass under in the future without and additional works on the A23. The A23 passed over as a D2, but was built wide enough for a D3 to pass over. The A23 became a S2 north of the junction.
The A23 finally bypassed Bolney, however this scheme built it as a D3 from Warninglid to Hickstead, so the A23 was widened to three lanes in each direction. It also gained a new southbound exit slip road, instead of using the Old A23 with properties on it.
As part of an expansion of Burgess Hill, conditions that have to be met before new properties can be built and moved into include a "Cowfold Road Junction Improvements" drawn up by "AECOM" and dated "12/8/19". The changes to be made are relatively small and just make the T-junction on the western side into a traffic light controlled junction with a pedestrian crossing on the northern edge. Although a roundabout is really the best solution for this.
As the A272 is a primary route it is likely that it will always have some sort of access to the A23, this may be the saving grace for this junction if in the future the A23 becomes and motorway. However due to Hickstead junction having the A2300 Dual Carriageway terminating there, it is even more unlikely that it would close, despite it only being 1.5 miles south. We may see a combined junction in the future.
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