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.