A timeline of updates regarding the A27 at Chichester...
The Government published the Roads Investment Strategy for Roads Period 2 (2020-25). The A27 Chichester scheme is included in the pipeline of proposals that Highways England will develop during Roads Period 2 so that they could enter construction in Roads Period 3 (2025-30).
Following consideration of the two conceptual options, Highways England have concluded that the options are undeliverable due to their costs and, in the case of the northern option, the impact of national policy.
The County Council submitted two conceptual options for improving the A27 at Chichester to Highways England for consideration in Roads Investment Strategy 2020-25 (RIS). The County Council 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.
A survey was run regarding suggestions on how the A27 at Chichester could be improved.
This included suggested improvements to the current route developed by a community group working to find a way forward.
This was to gather the views of local Chichester residents who will be directly impacted by any changes, as well as those who use the route on a regular basis.
Two workshops were held with local community representatives and a further workshop held with business representatives as part of the Build a Better A27 project. Information gathered through the workshops was processed and informed the next stage of the project.
On Monday 6 March 2017, councillors, community groups and campaigners came together and pledged their support for finding a way forward for the improvements at Chichester.
The first community workshop, called Build a Better A27, was held on 22 March 2017 and the group began the work together. These workshops draw on the expertise and knowledge of people locally and the intention is to bring in outside experience and impartiality where needed, to find a solution to put to Government and ask them to reconsider their decision to cancel the initial A27 scheme at Chichester.
You can review all uploaded documents relating to the A27 at Chichester in the Chichester - Documents section below.