|Sussex Pad Junction|
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Looking eastbound along the A27|
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.
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.
|Worthing, Lancing 1 1/2|
|Lancing College, Coombes, Botolphs||6"6 Restriction|