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Hurstpierpoint Junction

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Hurstpierpoint Junction
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Location
South of Hurstpierpoint
County
Sussex
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Quarter Diamond, Quarter Folded Diamond
Roads Joined
A23, B2117

Hurstpierpoint Junction is small junction with southwards facing access only onto the A23. It has off-slip for northbound and on-slip for southbound while the next junction North at Sayers Common Provides the other half of the access. Before the A23 was realigned to provide a dual carriageway, it crossed to the west of the current junction and was called 'Muddleswood crossroad

History

pre late 1980s

The A23 and B2117 cross at a Crossroads. Both roads are single carriageway.

late 1980s

The A23 is realigned to the East and made into a D2. The B2117 is realigned south at the old crossroads so houses are now only on the Northern Side. Northbound on the A23 there is a slip road that terminates in a T junction with the B2117, the B2117 goes over the A23 on a bridge, on the other side of the bridge there is a junction which leads to the on-slip for southbound access. The old route of the A23 from the north to the cross roads with the B2117 is number B2118 and goes to the other half of this junction. The old road to the south of crossroads is retained and provides access to a farm.

Southbound Entry slip is a little odd. When entering it it has one way signs with two white arrows pointing forward on the junction, giving the impression that it is two lanes wide, however as you are heading along the slip road there is SLOW written on the paving, and has some old cat eyes in the middle before the lane becomes 1 lane wide and joining the A23, looking at maps from when it was built, it didn't have a southbound exit, which would of explained why it appeared to of had two lanes and why the junction is so large. My guess who be that it was originally designed for entry and exit, however the exit part wasn't built due to it wouldn't be used and just be a danger (coming off at sayers common then heading along the B2118 and B2116 would provide shorter and maybe quicker access into Hurstpierpoint).

Links

reference to muddleswood crossroads 1984




Hurstpierpoint Junction
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