Public consultation for A259 improvements starts

Residents invited to give opinions on dual carriageway proposals from January 11 to February 19.

 
Last updated:
15 January 2016

A public consultation on plans to ease congestion, shorten journey times and boost the local economy along the A259 starts next week.

Residents are invited to give their opinion on proposals to make parts of the A259 between Littlehampton and Goring dual carriageway.

The consultation period runs from Monday, January 11 to Friday, February 19.

You can take part in the consultation here.

Four drop-in events will take place this month for residents to ask questions and comment on the plans:

  • Saturday, January 23 (10am-1pm): Village Memorial Hall, Rustington Parish Council, 34 Woodlands Avenue, Rustington, BN16 3HB.
  • Tuesday, January 26 (10am-1pm): New Millennium Chamber, The Manor House, Littlehampton Town Council, Littlehampton, BN17 5EW.
  • Wednesday, January 27 (1-4pm): Village Memorial Hall, Rustington Parish Council, 34 Woodlands Avenue, Rustington, BN16 3HB.
  • Thursday, January 28 (5-8pm): King Suite, Angmering Village Hall, Station Road, Angmering, BN16 4HL.

County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, John O’Brien, said: “We want as many people as possible to tell us what they think of these plans.

“Please take a few minutes to complete the consultation online, or come along to one of the drop-in sessions we are putting on.”

The proposed construction will be split into phases, subject to funding.

Phase 1:

Fitzalan Link Road roundabout* to Body Shop roundabout:

  • Dual carriageway in both directions.
  • Speed limits stays at 40mph.
  • Alterations to the Body Shop roundabout, including wider approaches and improved road markings.
  • New pedestrian/cycle path built south of the A259, separated from the road.
  • Toucan crossing for cyclists and pedestrians moved from (west of) Body Shop roundabout to (east of) Fitzalan Link Road roundabout.
  • Right turn into Oliver Acre closed.

*Will be built as part of the Lyminster bypass project in 2017.

Station Road roundabout to A280 roundabout:

  • Dual carriageway in both directions.
  • Speed limit stays at 50mph.
  • Alterations to both roundabouts, including wider approaches and improved road markings.
  • New pedestrian/cycle path built south of the A259, separated from the road.
  • Widened toucan crossing, between Station Road roundabout and Roundstone Road, for cyclists and pedestrians.
  • Removal of pedestrian crossing west of Roundstone roundabout.

Estimated cost: £14.8m

Timeframe: Construction predicted to start in late 2017 for 18 months.

Phases 2 & 3:

Bridge Road (Tesco) roundabout:

  • Larger roundabout, including wider approaches and improved road markings.
  • Junction improvements.
  • New pedestrian/cycle path that connects with Arun River Bridge cycle route and the local retail area.

Goring Crossways:

  • New roundabout and road layout.
  • Dual carriageway westbound only.
  • New pedestrian/cycle path built south of the A259, separated from the road.

Cost: Estimated between £4m-£9m.

Timeframe: Not yet known. It will start once local development is in place.

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