The consultation on proposals for this scheme has now closed. We are pleased that so many people gave us their views during the consultation, and we would like to thank everyone who responded and attended our events. Your views will help ensure that the improvements we take forward will deliver benefits for this section of the A27 and surrounding area.
The consultation documents are still available to view on our consultation page.
We are now analysing your feedback from the consultation and will share the results in a final consultation report published on our consultation page. This report will be published in spring 2017.
We will present our findings and reports along with our recommendation to the government who will make the final decision as to the preferred route. The preferred route will be announced in summer 2017.
In late 2017 you will be able to comment further on our preferred solution. Before we submit our application to the Planning Inspectorate we will conduct another public consultation exercise enabling the public and stakeholders to have a further say in our plans.
|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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