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Quarry Junction (Newtimber)

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Quarry Junction
Location Map ( geo)
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County
Sussex
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Half diamond, half folded diamond
Roads Joined
A23

Quarry Junction is a junction on the A23 between Dale Hill Junction and Hurstpierpoint Junction. In was created in the 1990s when the A23 route was being improved to a dual carriageway for its entire length between the M23 and Brighton. Quarry Junction is one maybe the best designed GSJ on the entire length of the A23 between M23 to Brighton, however it is the least used as it only provides access to a few houses and a quarry.

Junction layout

Northbound

The northbound slip roads use the old northbound carriageway entirely, even though it was built 30 years ago, some of the old road markings remain on these slip roads, the off slip road has two way traffic as access to a farm is gained from it. ===Southbound=== The southbound slip road is a little bit more complicated as it just runs parallel to the A23 over the bridge, with two t-junctions coming off of it, which lead to more houses and the quarry, and the other road is one way to the quarry.

Tunnel / Bridge

The tunnel under the road is a narrow two way road, with a pavement. The Bridge going over is very wide. It currently holds a shared cycle/footpath, 2 lanes northbound, a wide central reservation, 2 Lanes southbound, a verge, a wide 1 lane one way road measuring a total of 40 metres. Thats wide enough for a D5 road!

Future

It's unclear what the future of this junction would be. In the event that the M23 would be extended to the A27 (or M27) then it wouldn't have much choice to go through the downs at Dale Hill, this means that this junction would likely be on its course and would be better suited as an upgrade rather than Dale Hill Junction and would be the terminus of the A281




Quarry Junction (Newtimber)
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Junctions on the M23 and A23
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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
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