A2300

Upgrade

  • Client
    West Sussex County Council
  • Value
    £18m
  • Duration
    18 months
Jackson was appointed as main contractor on this scheme, which involved a design and build upgrade of the existing single carriageway A2300 to a dual carriageway, linking the Sussex town of Burgess Hill to the A23/M23 strategic road.
The scheme also encompassed the construction of a new two-lane carriageway immediately north of the existing road which became the new eastbound carriageway. In addition, the team also modified two roundabouts to allow for the dualling; installed a 2.5m-wide central reservation with vehicle restraint barrier and oversaw associated surface water drainage, landscaping and planting measures.

The proposed scheme also provided opportunities for more journeys to be made by foot or on a bike, and the Jackson team constructed shared use foot and cycle paths on sides of the new road.

Public Liaison

A key feature of this project was the activities of Jackson’s public liaison officer who successfully engaged with residents and businesses affected by the works. Several public meetings were held before the Covid lockdown while a weekly e-mail kept stakeholders up-to-date with the progress of the project, including the 60 or so businesses on nearby Bolney Grange Business Park.

Jackson went above and beyond to help some local stakeholders: instigating a design change to install a bell mouth entrance onto the road for one farmer; planting established hedgerows to mitigate noise impact for another resident, as well providing some excess asphalt from the project to plug potholes on people’s drives and private roads.

‘This has been a challenging scheme due to the interface with existing traffic on the busy A2300 and the need to minimise disruption, along with accommodating the interests of local stakeholders.’

Steve Horton, Regional Director, Jackson

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