A27 Action

A27 Action

Find the latest updates on calls to improve the A27 at Chichester, Arundel, Worthing and Lancing.

Find the latest updates on calls to improve the A27 at Chichester, Arundel, Worthing and Lancing.


Introduction

Improvements to the A27 trunk road and complementary public transport improvements at Chichester, Arundel, Worthing and Lancing are our highest priority in the West Sussex Transport Plan.

The improvements are needed to increase capacity, improve reliability and safety and to help increase the competitiveness of local businesses and attract investment.


Arundel

The Government has included the A27 Arundel Bypass in its Roads Investment Strategy 2020-25 (RIS2). Highways England have announced that their preferred route for the scheme is the Grey Route (also known as Option 5BV1).

The scheme will require a Development Consent Order by the Secretary of State. Formal consultation on the scheme is expected to take place in summer 2021.

The County Council responded to Highways England’s 2019 consultation on options indicating a preference for the Magenta Route (also known as Option 4/5AV1), subject to the identification and delivery of a high quality package of measures to reduce impacts on the environment and communities.

The consultation response is available below.


Worthing & Lancing

The Government has included the A27 Worthing & Lancing scheme in its Roads Investment Strategy 2020-25 (RIS2).

Public consultation was held on a package of improvements in summer 2017. Technical work is taking place to identify potential improvement options that will respond to the consultation feedback.

The County Council responded to Highways England’s 2017 consultation indicating that the improvements will only have a modest, but positive impact, but delivery of the proposals is in the best interest of the community.

The consultation response is available below.


Chichester

The Government has included the A27 Chichester scheme in the pipeline of proposals that will be developed during Roads Period 2 (2020-25), so that they could be constructed in Roads Period 3 (2025-30).

Highways England are expected to start options development in 2021/22 and will consider previously considered options.

The County Council has previously submitted two conceptual options for improving the A27 at Chichester and indicated that its preferred option is a strategic northern bypass, but that a southern route, involving major works on all six junctions on the existing A27, should be developed as a reasonable alternative option.

Highways England concluded that the options are undeliverable due to their costs and, in the case of the northern option, the impact of national policy.

Information about the options and Highways England’s response are available below.

Further information about the Build A Better A27 initiative is available upon request.

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