Road-widening scheme starts
SPEED limits will be reduced on one of the area's busiest roads while improvements take place to reduce accidents and congestion.
A multi-million-pound scheme to expand the A23 starts on Monday.
Lanes will be narrowed and a 40mph speed limit imposed while work is carried out over the next two years.
The Highways Agency will be installing speed cameras this week, which will be ready for when work begins next week.
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The section of the dual carriageway between Handcross and Warninglid is being widened to three lanes in each direction.
The project is one of 14 major improvement schemes nationwide, worth a combined £1.4 billion, that the Highways Agency plans to start before 2015.
Roads minister Mike Penning visited the site, south of Crawley, last Wednesday.
He said: "The improvements being made here will tackle congestion that affects drivers on the A23 every day.
"The scheme will deliver an estimated £8 worth of benefits for the UK for every £1 we're investing.
"There will be real safety benefits too – by straightening out the road and improving the junctions the scheme will reduce the number of severe accidents that have come to blight this section of the road network."
Environmental work has been underway around the section of the road since April 2011 and last October tree felling began.