Star.pngStar.pngStar.pngStar grey.pngStar grey.png

Sussex Pad

From Roader's Digest: The SABRE Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Sussex Pad Junction
Location Map ( geo)
Traffic lights, A27 - Geograph - 2868401.jpg
Looking eastbound along the A27
Cameraicon.png View gallery (1)
Highway Authority
National Highways
Junction Type
controlled crossroads
Roads Joined
A27, C13

Sussex Pad Junction Marks the Western end of the Shoreham bypass. It is the first at-grade junction for 13 miles. It is fully traffic light controlled with the A27 D2 heading east to west, the C13 heading north and the old route of the A27 heading south east which provides access to the airport (The only public access with no height restriction) and a business area.

This junction is also the site of high profile airshow disaster in 2015 where 11 people died when a Hawker Hunter crashed mid-manoeuvre onto the junction.


The junction on the 1939 OS One Inch map
Very little changed in the next thirty years, as shown here on the 1967 One Inch map
The 1970 edition shows the junction after the Shoreham Bypass was constructed

Prior to the 1970s

There was a T-junction with the A27 running East to West and Coombes Road heading North. The junction is named after the pub called "Sussex Pad Inn"

1970s Shoreham Bypass

When the Shoreham Bypass and viaduct was being built, the location of this junction is where the A27 tied into its original alignment. It was planned initially be be a roundabout, however was built as an at-grade offset crossroads. It is unclear if it was signalized from the offset, or whether they came later.


The current traffic light controlled crossroads is soon to be replaced by a roundabout just to the west along the A27. This is part of construction of a new a new IKEA and residential area. The current "Old Shoreham Road" will be diverted onto this new development. Coombes Road was initially planned to become a LILO on the eastbound carriageway, however it may be that it is put onto the roundabout by another arm to the north.


Route To Notes


Brighton, Shoreham


Worthing, Lancing 1 1/2


Lancing College, Coombes, Botolphs 6"6 Restriction

Sussex Pad
Related Pictures
View gallery (1)
Traffic lights, A27 - Geograph - 2868401.jpg
Other nearby junctions
Pevensey to LewesPevensey Roundabout • Golden Jubilee Roundabout • Cop Hall Roundabout • Eastbourne Road Junction • Berwick Roundabout • Beddingham Roundabout
Lewes to LancingSoutherham Roundabout • Ashcombe Roundabout • Falmer Interchange • Coldean Interchange • Hollingbury Interchange • Patcham Interchange • Devils Dyke Interchange • Hangleton Interchange • Holmbush Interchange • Adur Interchange • Sussex Pad
Lancing to ClaphamLancing Manor Roundabout • East Worthing Crossroads • Grove Lodge Roundabout • Offington Corner
Clapham to ChichesterClapham Interchange • Poling Corner • Crossbush Junction • Causeway Roundabout • Ford Roundabout • Danes Crossroads • Fontwell East Roundabout • Fontwell West Roundabout • Boxgrove Roundabout • Templebar Interchange
Chichester By-passResort Hotel Roundabout • Portfield Roundabout • Oving Crossroads • Bognor Road Roundabout • Whyke Roundabout • Stockbridge Roundabout • Fishbourne Roundabout
Incomplete M27Warblington Interchange • Langstone Interchange • Bedhampton Roundabout • Broadmarsh Interchange • Farlington Interchange • Port Solent Interchange
M27 J12 - M27 J11Paulsgrove Interchange • Castle Street Roundabout • West Street Roundabout • Cornaway Lane Roundabout • Condor Avenue Roundabout • Delme Roundabout • Wallington Interchange
M27 J11 - M27 J9Quay Street Roundabout • Station Roundabout • Titchfield Gyratory • Mill Lane Junction • St. Margarets Roundabout • Segensworth Roundabout • Park Gate Interchange

SABRE - The Society for All British and Irish Road Enthusiasts
Home - Discuss - Digest - Discover - Help