Sussex Estates and Facilities

Weekly transport updates

Essential work takes place throughout the year across campus, to improve our facilities and infrastructure. These works may occasionally have an impact on transport to the University, such as road closures and bus diversions.

14 February 2020

Roads, access, and other works

Interruptions to bus services on strike days

Due to strike action at the University, bus services will not come onto campus between 7.30am and 3.30pm on strike days, and will instead use the A27 Falmer Station bus stops just outside campus.

A free-to-use taxi will be available outside BSMS (next to Sussex House car park) for University members with special mobility needs, between 9am and 4pm on affected days. More information is available on the bus information page.

Emergency highway works near campus

To address a significant number of dead and dangerous trees along the A27 in time for bird nesting season in March, work is taking place between the Falmer and Ashcombe roundabouts until next Friday 21 February, on week nights between 8pm and 6am only. This will include full east- and westbound closures and diversions as needed – please be aware of these closures if travelling towards Lewes later in the evening during this period.

Safety barrier replacement works on the A27 are scheduled to take place over a period of four months; more information will be communicated once confirmed.

M23 roadworks from late February

Weekend-only closures will be taking place on the M23 between Merstham and Copthorne from Friday 28 February, over the following four weekends, ending on Sunday 29 March. Please be aware of this closure and resulting diversions if travelling to or from the London area.

Car parks

Lewes Court car park closure

As the West Slope project is entering its early phases, the Lewes Court (P9) car park will be closed entirely for the majority of 2020, from Sunday 1 March until Saturday 31 October. This closure will support early works, with a full compound in place.

  • P1 Science car park: open
  • P2 Falmer Sports Complex: open
  • P3 Biology Road car park: open (20 spaces closed)
  • P4 Sussex House car park: open
  • P5 Sport Centre car park: open
  • P7 Jubilee car park: open
  • P7a Arts car park: open
  • P8 Park Village car park: open
  • P9 Lewes Court car park: open (closed from 1 March)
  • P11 Knights Gate car park: open