The A27 was closed in both directions this morning following a collision between a car and pedestrian.
According to police, the location was given as 500 metres east of the Lancing Manor roundabout and led to the A27 being closed to eastbound traffic between the roundabout and the A283 Steyning interchange.
Motorists have been diverted via the A2025 Grinstead Lane to join the A259 Brighton Road at South Lancing, crossing the River Adur before returning to the A27 via the A283 Old Shoreham Road/Steyning Road, police added. Heavy congestion ensued.
The pedestrian, a man, sustained critical injuries, police confirmed. The Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance flew to the scene, police said.
Anyone who saw the collision is asked to contact police on 101 with details, quoting Operation Anwick.