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TIN news:       The A27 trunk road near Shoreham in West Sussex, UK, has partially reopened to traffic for the first time following the fatal Shoreham Air Show crash last week.
 
The UK Department for Transport opened two lanes on the eastbound carriageway, towards Brighton, along with one lane on the westbound carriageway towards Worthing, with a 40mph speed limit imposed.
 
However, the other lane of the westbound carriageway remains closed as police continues its investigation on the road verge. The westbound entry slip road at the Adur Flyover also currently remains inaccessible.
 
Around 11 people died and 16 others were injured when a vintage Hawker Hunter T7 jet aircraft went down during a display at the Shoreham Airshow in Shoreham-by-Sea, on 22 August.
"We have been working hand in hand with the police and other partners to help them in their vital investigation work."
 
Regional Cooperation Council South Highways England area manager Angie Elliott-Dickson said: "We have been working hand in hand with the police and other partners to help them in their vital investigation work and thereafter to repair the road as quickly as possible.
 
"Police investigation work is likely to continue near the road for some weeks and some delays are likely until we can return the A27 to full capacity."
 
The authorities have also removed the traffic lights at the Sussex Pad junction, which were damaged in the incident.
 
However, the A27, which is said to be one of the busiest trunk roads in the UK, still remains closed to pedestrians, equestrians and cyclists, while the bus stop on the westbound carriageway cannot be used.
 
Public access to Shoreham Airport remains available through the A283 and A259, with a maximum height limit of 2.1m.

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