A29 Closure in Pulborough

The A29 in Pulborough remains closed following the landslide on 28th December, with no indication yet as to when it is likely to re-open.

A West Sussex County Council spokesperson commented, “Our Highways teams continue to work hard to progress a solution so that this stretch of the A29 at Pulborough can be reopened as soon as possible. The landslide occurred at the narrowest part of the A29, where both sides are flanked by steep embankments. Safety is always our top priority and geotechnical experts have assessed the embankments along this section of the A29 and advised it is not safe to reopen the road to vehicles and pedestrians. We cannot currently advise on timescales for reopening as the assessments, investigations and solutions are complex and involve our continuing dialogue with the landowners involved. Meanwhile, we have improved the diversion route signage, including electronic signs at key locations, and would reiterate our appeal to road users to please use the signed diversion route and take heed of the ‘road closed’ signs and barriers which are there for everyone’s safety.