A27 Arundel bypass

As the main road serving the south coast, the A27 is a crucial route through the south east. However, as it passes through Arundel it operates well over capacity and causes disruption and severe congestion. Highways England is therefore developing options for how the route could be improved.

Start date 2022
End date TBC
Cost £100 million to £250 million

Latest updates

  • 02 March 2020

    Next milestone for Arundel scheme

    The next milestone for the A27 Arundel scheme will be when we make the preferred route announcement. The full consultation report will be made available when we make this announcement.

  • 31 January 2020

    Further review period for consultation

    The 2019 options consultation on proposals to improve the A27 at Arundel ran from 30 August until midnight on 24 October 2019. We’d like to thank everyone who took the time to provide feedback.

    As part of our work to collate and review the responses to the consultation, we identified some issues around the way certain pieces of information were presented. Following this, we undertook further reviews of the published documents and have identified some errors. As a result, we are holding a further review period from 3 February until 11.59pm on 1 March 2020.

  • 29 January 2020

    Elected Representatives' Forum

    The Elected Representatives’ Forum provides a way for Highways England to engage with communities local to the A27 Arundel Bypass scheme. The forum will help local communities, via their elected representatives, to find accurate, up-to-date information about the scheme, through the consultation and planning stages and what they can expect – for example, emerging evidence and design options. It is also a way for the local communities to understand what the scheme means for them and how it will progress over the years.

    The Forum most recently met in September 2019. You can find out what was discussed in this meeting below. All other minutes are held in the 'Elected Representatives Forum' section below.

    If you have any questions or would like to get in touch with the A27 Arundel Bypass project team, please email: a27arundelbypass@highwaysengland.co.uk.

Project information


By making changes to the A27 at Arundel we’re aiming to: 

  • Improve safety 
  • Increase the capacity of the road 
  • Reduce congestion and travel time 
  • Have as little impact as possible on the environment 
  • Protect and enhance the quality of the surrounding environment through high quality design 
  • Respect the South Downs National Park and its special qualities in our decision-making 

We need this scheme because the A27 through Arundel causes a daily build up of traffic that costs commuters, businesses, communities and visitors valuable time and money. In fact, the congestions costs businesses millions of pounds a year. The road also cuts off communities and makes every day trips longer and more difficult. 

Further review period - 3 February to 1 March 2020

Further options consultation - 30 August to 24 October 2019

Options consultation - July to October 2017


Traffic information

Information about scheduled roadworks and events on our motorways and major roads.

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