Progress reportFollowing the closure of the public consultation and careful consideration of all the responses and comments received we are now in a position to announce the preferred route for the improvement scheme. The Preferred Route and consultation report are available on our Preferred Route Announcement page.
What next?Following the announcement of the preferred route, we will carry out surveys and investigations to allow us to design the scheme in more detail ahead of a further round of consultation in 2018.
|Stakeholder workshop||April 2016|
|Have your say on proposed options||Late 2016|
|Preferred route announcement||Summer 2017|
|Have your say on the preferred route||Late 2017|
|Start of work||Spring 2020|
|Open to traffic||2022|
Why we need this schemeThe A27 to the east of Lewes suffers from congestion due to the narrow carriageway and low capacity at junctions. There are limited overtaking opportunities, meaning that traffic regularly queues behind cyclists and other slow moving vehicles.
AimsThe aim of this scheme is to address safety, capacity, sustainability and accessibility issues on this stretch of the A27. We aim to:
- reduce travel time and improve journey time reliability along the A27 section
- promote modes of travel and behaviours which minimise traffic and congestion
- provide safer roads
- connect communities currently separated by the route
- improve accessibility for all users into the South Downs National Park
- minimise impact on natural environment
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