A27 Worthing and Lancing improvementRecently updated

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

Region:  South East
Start date:  2021
Cost:  £50 million to £100 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2023
Programme:  A27 schemes

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A27 Worthing and Lancing 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 and the local environment. 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 and technical stakeholders so we can 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.


Date Event
2015 A27 Corridor Feasibility Study
March 2015 Roads Investment Strategy (RIS)
2021 Start of works
2023 End of works

Why we need this scheme

The Worthing and Lancing section of the A27 lacks road and junction capacity. As a result it suffers from congestion, particularly at Grove Lodge, Durrington Cemetery and Lyons Way. Planned growth along the wider A27 corridor is likely to worsen the problem. The Worthing and Lancing improvement scheme aims to improve the capacity of the road and junctions along the stretch of single carriageway in Worthing and the narrow dual carriageway in Lancing. The extent and scale of the improvements, including the option of fully dualling, are to be determined.


The objectives for the scheme are to:
  • reduce travel time and improving journey time reliability in hotspot areas
  • reconnect communities
  • 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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Delivery Plan 2015 to 2020 |
A27 Worthing and Lancing Improvement Stakeholder meeting July 2015 |
A27 Worthing and Lancing Improvement Stakeholder meeting May 2016 |
Traffic Data Collection Report |

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Location : The A27 eastbound exit slip to the A23 . Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 31 May 2017 to 06:00 on 1 June 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am


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