A27 Arundel improvementRecently updated

One of a package of 4 schemes to reduce congestion on the A27.

Region:  South East
Start date:  2021
Cost:  £100 million to £250 million
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2023
Programme:  A27 schemes

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A27 Arundel improvement

One of a package of 4 schemes to reduce congestion on the A27.

Progress report

We are currently conducting a range of surveys and assessment work to give us information about:
  • traffic volumes
  • local environment, including the scheduled monuments of Tortington Priory and Arundel Castle and the South Downs National Park
  • the impact of the growing local economy and further development along the West Sussex Coastal Plain on the A27 at Arundel
  • environmental issues such as air quality
  • ancient woodland areas and how different options might impact these
This information will help us explore different design options that would meet the aims we have for this scheme. We are beginning discussions with local authorities, technical stakeholders and organisations we are legally required to consult such as Natural England. This will allow us to take into account their views.

What next?

Once we’ve worked up viable options, we’ll tell you about them and ask for your opinion. We hope to do this in summer 2017. You can sign up for our email alerts to stay informed.

Timeline

Date Event
2015 A27 Corridor Feasibility Study
March 2015 Roads Investment Strategy (RIS)
Summer 2017 Have your say

Why we need this scheme

The Arundel section of the A27 lacks road and junction capacity. As a result it suffers from congestion, particularly junctions at Crossbush, The Causeway and Ford Road. Planned growth along the wider A27 corridor is likely to worsen the problem and at present there’s no proposal for public transport provision that would have a positive impact on traffic levels. This scheme aims to reduce congestion through Arundel by means of a new dual carriageway bypass. The bypass would link together the two existing dual carriageway sections of the A27 either side of Arundel. We are also assessing alternative options including online junction improvements. These proposals are subject to consultation with the National Parks Authority, Local Government and the public.

Aims

The objectives for the scheme are to:
  • reduce travel time and improving journey time reliability in hotspot areas
  • reconnect communities currently separated by the A27
  • reduce pollution impacts
  • enable local planning authorities to manage the impact of planned growth and in doing so support the wider economy
  • provide safer roads which are resilient to delay and which are able to adequately cater for the impacts of adverse weather
  • minimise impacts on the natural environment and optimising environmental opportunities and mitigation
  • provide opportunities for improved accessibility for all users

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Project documents
Technical reports |
Highways England Delivery Plan 2015 to 2020 |
Freedom of information request: A27 Arundel bypass proposals |
A27 Arundel Improvement Stakeholder meeting July 2015 |
A27 Arundel Improvement Stakeholder meeting May 2016 |
Traffic Data Collection Report |

Project timeline

Planned roadworks

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Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 10 February 2017. Location : The A27 westbound exit slip to the A280 . Status : Currently Active. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 10 February 2017. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Location : The A27 westbound between the A24 North and the junction with the A280 . Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 23 January 2017 to 25 January 2017. Location : The A27 eastbound between the A284 Arundel East and the junction with the A24 North. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 6 February 2017 to 9 February 2017. Location : The A27 westbound between the A24 North and the junction with the A280 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 6 February 2017 to 9 February 2017. Location : The A27 westbound between the junctions with the A280 and the A284 Arundel East . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 6 February 2017 to 9 February 2017. Location : The A27 westbound between the junctions with the A280 and the A284 Arundel East . Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 6 February 2017 to 9 February 2017. Location : The A27 eastbound between the A284 Arundel East and the junction with the A24 North. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm

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