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Warninglid junction is a redundant junction that connects people from Warninglid, Cuckfield and Haywards Heath to the A23. Previously known as Warninglid Five-Ways.
This site of the nowaday junction was a star junction with Cuckfield/Sloughgreen Lane (B2115) running East to West, Brighton Road (A23) running North to South and Staplefield Lane going North East. All roads shown as single carriageways.
The A23 was dualed along the section at Warninglid. The junction was at surface level and provided full access.
Cuckfield/Sloughgreen Lane was put onto a bridge going over the A23. Staplefield road was bent so it would join onto a southbound spur of the A23 which leads to Sloughgreen lane. However access remains as it was before.
The sliproads of became a folded diamond, with both being on the north side of the B2115 using spurs. Improvements all over the A23/M223 at this time lead to the A23 at Warninglid to be upgraded to a D3 from a D2, this included using the original southbound carriageway becoming a residential road due to houses and residential streets were on the east side. What become the D3 carriageways didn't follow the same alignment as the D2 road.
Between 2012 and 2014 there were upgrades between Handcross and Warninglid junction, mostly and upgrade of D2 to D3. Southbound wasn't changed at all as it previously became D3 700 meters north of Warninglid junction. Northbound was given a roundabout on the spur which allows access to a new side road on the west side of the A23 for access to properties along the A23 as well as extended slip roads as its a dangerous junction. Northbound also had its third lane opened up at the junction (It has been there since the 80s but due to it coming D2 shortly after the junction it was an illegal lane.
Warninglid Junction is a rather redundant junction and in the event of the M23 reaching here it would likely be removed. In the event of it being removed it would only have an impact of those living in Warninglid due to a slightly longer journey to Bolney or Handcross if they wanted to go North or South. For those in Cuckfield or Haywards Heath there are already better alternatives available for both North and South with Handcross Junction or even Balcombe Road Junction (J10A M23) for the North and Bolney Interchange for the South.
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