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Bolney Crossways

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Bolney Crossways
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Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
half folded diamond, half dumbbell
Roads Joined
A23, A272
Junctions related to the A272

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.


Pre 1930s

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.

Jan 1972s

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.

2020 (proposed)

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.


Route To Notes


London, Crawley, Gatwick Airport




Haywards Heath, Cuckfield


Billinghurst, Petersfield, Cowfold 3.5

Bolney Crossways
Junctions on the M23 and A23
A23 LondonKennington Oval • Streatham One-Way System • Thornton Heath Pond • Lombard Roundabout • Fiveways Corner • Purley Cross • Brighton Road Roundabout • Hooley
non primary A23Hooley • Lombard Roundabout • The Stations Roundabout • Belfry Roundabout • Longbridge Roundabout • Airport Way Roundabout West • Gatwick Road Roundabout • Lowfield Heath Roundabout • Fleming Way Roundabout • Manor Royal Junction • Tushmore Gyratory • Ifield Roundabout • Ewhurst Roundabout • Gossops Green Junction • Cheals Roundabout • Southgate Roundabout • Pease Pottage Interchange
M23Unbuilt: 1 Tooting Bec/Streatham •  2 Streatham Vale • 3 Mitcham • 4 Beddington • 5 Wallington • 6 Woodmansterne   Built: 7 Hooley • 8 Merstham • 9 Gatwick • 10 Crawley • 10A Balcombe Road • 11 Pease Pottage
Airport WayAirport Way Roundabout West • 9a Airport Way Roundabout East • 9 Gatwick Interchange
A23 Sussex11 Pease Pottage • Handcross • Slaugham • Warninglid • Bolney Park Farm • Bolney • Hickstead • Sayers Common • Albourne Junctions • Hurstpierpoint • Newtimber • Quarry Junction • Dale Hill • Pyecombe • Patcham • Mill Road Roundabout
A23 BrightonMill Road Roundabout • Carden Avenue Roundabout • Crown and Anchor Junction • Preston Park South Junction • Beaconsfield Crossroads • Preston Circus • Ditchling Road Crossroad • Open Market • St Peters Church • Richmond Parade • North Road • Pavilion Parade • Old Steine • Grand Junction (Aquarium Junction)

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