A27 Arundel bypass

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

Region:  South East
Start date:  By the end of March 2020
Cost:  £100 million to £250 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  A27 schemes

Progress report

We are currently consulting on proposals to improve the A27 at Arundel. The consultation runs from Tuesday 22 August to 16 October 2017. We want to hear your views. You can view all of the consultation material and complete the online survey on our consultation page.

What next?

Once the consultation has completed, all responses will be analysed and presented in a consultation report. This will be published at the time of the Preferred Route Announcement in early 2018. More details on timing, including the statutory public consultation scheduled for summer 2018 are in the consultation brochure.


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.


The objectives for the scheme are to:
  • improve capacity of the A27 whilst supporting local planning authorities to manage the impact of planned growth
  • reduce congestion, reduce travel time and improve journey time reliability along the A27
  • improve the safety of travellers along the A27 and consequently the wider local road network
  • improve accessibility for all users to local services and facilities
  • deliver a scheme that minimises environmental impact and seeks to protect and enhance the quality of the surrounding environment through its high quality design
  • respect the South Downs National Park and its special qualities in our decision-making

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Location : The A27 westbound between the junctions with the A259 Chichester East and the A286 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 13 March 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 24, 2018, 10:30 am


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