Hollist Lane closure Friday 1st December

We have been advised that WSCC Highways have granted a license for the temporary closure of Hollist Lane, between Eastshaw Lane and Old Buddington Lane, on the 1st December for a period of 24 hours – in order for emergency carriageway repairs. No through traffic will be permitted during these works.


Hollist Lane closure Friday 1st December2023-11-30T19:36:08+00:00

Bridge repairs start 6th November

As you may have seen, the stone repairs to North Mill Bridge will begin on Monday 6th November and are expected to last a few days. The road will remain open at all times and traffic controlled by 3 way lights.


Bridge repairs start 6th November2023-11-03T18:35:37+00:00

Kings Drive Bus Shelter – update

We’re pleased to say that the bus shelter on the A286 just north of Kings Drive is scheduled to be replaced this Friday, 28th July.

A brand new construction, in keeping with the other shelters in the village should be completed in 1 day. Appropriate traffic management will be in place during the works, we are told any disruption will be minimal but please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

Kings Drive Bus Shelter – update2023-07-24T18:46:48+01:00

SDNPA press release – 22nd June – Road to re-open 23rd June

Here is the latest press release from the SDNPA, issued today, 22nd June:

Work to shore up fire-damaged buildings in Midhurst completed ahead of schedule and road to reopen

“We are pleased to announce that the seven-week programme to shore up the fire damaged listed buildings in Midhurst which began on 15 May will be completed 10 days ahead of schedule.
The work has included shoring up the listed buildings affected and taking down the three large chimneys which were at serious risk of uncontrolled collapse.

The side elevation of the Angel Hotel has also been safely shored up to enable vehicle access to the residents of Angel Yard, which is directly behind the hotel. The final, legally required structural safety inspections have taken place to approve the work, and the hoarding around the scaffolding has been put in place.

This Friday morning (23 June) we will officially hand over to West Sussex County Council as the Highways Authority, to enable them to reopen the road in both directions. West Sussex County Council have confirmed that they will reopen the road late this
Friday evening (23 June)

SDNPA press release – 22nd June – Road to re-open 23rd June2023-07-18T15:12:44+01:00

Damaged Bus Shelter – update

Following a collision, the bus shelter on the A286 just north of Kings Drive was damaged beyond repair and has since been removed.

We now have approval from the insurance companies involved to proceed with it’s replacement. This has already been ordered and we are expecting installation towards the end of July or early August. We will try to bring that forward if we possibly can.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Damaged Bus Shelter – update2023-06-15T16:40:12+01:00

Midhurst Update – 27th March

Here is the latest update we’ve seen. Please take note of the highways signage that’s been put in place to try to inform and ease the flow of traffic on the surrounding routes. It’s designed to help everyone.
From WSCC –
“We await the structural engineers report and there is a Recovery Group meeting tomorrow which will consider the next steps.
The one way plug at Hollist Lane is still in place but we are receiving reports of people ignoring it. We have reviewed the signage to ensure there is no confusion regarding the closure and will be removing a couple of signs regarding the suitability of the road for HGVs.
We have considered the installation of a one way plug along Selham Road but have not progressed it today as we believe people are likely to ignore it or will end up using roads further south instead. This decision will be reviewed again tomorrow once we have been able to make an assessment of current condition of lanes people could use south of Selham Road. In the interim, we have implemented a one way plug to prevent people from travelling north from South Ambersham to join the A272. Instead they will be directed to the more suitable junction at Halfway Bridge.
The ‘find and fix’ gang has been in the area today and will be focussing on the routes being used as rat runs throughout the rest of the week. Our Highway Steward has also been in the area today and has put back up the signs that had fallen over in the wind over the weekend, he has also raised works to fill some potholes that have appeared over the weekend and also inspected the damage that has been done to the edge of the carriageway along Selham Road. Works to the edge of the carriageway will be organised as soon as possible.
Finally, we will reviewing if there is further signage that can be placed along the diversion route to discourage people following their satnavs.”
Midhurst Update – 27th March2023-06-27T18:49:36+01:00

Midhurst update 22nd March

Signage and diversion route

We understand that additional and improved signage will be in place imminently to try to warn people of the ongoing closure of North Street from further afield, as well as on the local roads.

Local roads continue to be heavily used and are at times extremely congested. If you have to use local lanes please be aware that some are also being used by pedestrians and other drivers may be less familiar with the lanes than local residents.

Useful updates continue to be posted regularly on the websites and social media of WSCC, CDC, Midhurst Town Council, WSCC Highways and our local County Councillor, Tom Richardson.

Midhurst update 22nd March2023-06-27T18:51:04+01:00

Midhurst Fire update 17th March

For latest information about the closure of North Street and affected businesses, please check the following websites and social media:

West Sussex County Council – News – West Sussex County Council

Chichester District Council website –  News: Chichester District Council

You can also follow Chichester District council. WSCC and WSCC Highways on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter – they will post updates when they have them.



West Sussex Highways (@WSHighways) / Twitter

Midhurst Fire update 17th March2023-06-27T18:51:11+01:00

Dodsley Lane Resurfacing Work – 20th to 27th September 2022

Essential resurfacing will soon be carried out on the A286 Dodsley Lane in Easebourne, between Hollist Lane and the A272 Easebourne Lane.

The current surface is showing signs of significant weakening: the new one will be smoother, which will reduce road noise, and will be more resilient to potholes.

Subject to unforeseen factors, such as severe weather, work will take place between 20 September and 27 September and hours of work will generally be between 8pm and 6am.

Dodsley Lane will be closed to through traffic and vehicles diverted via a signed route. Access to properties will be maintained, whenever possible, although there could be delays for operational and/or safety reasons.

A West Sussex County Council spokesperson said: “We don’t decide to carry out night-time resurfacing lightly. We have considered the wider disruption to communities and road users that would be caused through daytime work on these roads.

“Improvement projects of this nature do cause disruption for both residents and businesses, for which we apologise, but will lead to long-term benefits. Every effort will be made to try to minimise the inconvenience: for example, our contractor will try its best to carry out the noisiest operations in the earliest part of the evening and before 11pm.”



For further information please contact the news desk on 0330 222 8090 or email pressoffice@westsussex.gov.uk.

For urgent out-of-hours enquiries please call 07767 098415.

Dodsley Lane Resurfacing Work – 20th to 27th September 20222023-01-25T13:57:14+00:00