A27 East of Lewes

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

Start date Spring 2020
End date 2023
Cost £75 million

Latest updates

  • 08 April 2020

    Main works to start in April/May 2020

    We will start the main works towards the end of April/beginning of May – this work will be carried out under lane closures along the Polegate Bypass between Polegate and the Cophall roundabout.

  • 05 March 2020

    Preparatory work due to start in March 2020

    Following consultation and our public information events, we have now been granted permission to start work on the scheme. We are now planning to start work on site by the end of March. This work will include establishing a site compound and clearing sections of the site in preparation. This work will not have any major impact on road users.

    Additionally, the Compulsory Purchase and Side Road orders for Polegate and Berwick junctions have been confirmed and the General Vesting Declaration process has begun. All documentation, including the S15 notices is available in the Media and Documents section below under Highways Act. Hard copies were available at deposit point locations but these have closed due to Covid-19. For hard copies, please email the scheme inbox at A27EastofLewes@higwaysengland.co.uk

Project information

Overview

The 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.

The 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

Documents

Environmental Assessment Report Part 1 of 8

Environmental Assessment Report Part 2 of 8

Environmental Assessment Report Part 3 of 8

Environmental Assessment Report Part 4 of 8

Environmental Assessment Report Part 5 of 8

Environmental Assessment Report Part 6 of 8

Environmental Assessment Report Part 7 of 8

Environmental Assessment Report Part 8 of 8

EAR Appendix 1.1 - Legislation and Policy

EAR Appendix 2.1 - DBA ALC

EAR Appendix 2.2 - Arboriculture

EAR Appendix 4.1 - Scope Table (extract)

EAR Appendix 5.1 - 5.8

EAR Appendix 6.1 - Setting Assessment

EAR Appendix 6.2 - Baseline

EAR Appendix 6.3

EAR Appendix 7.1 - Public Views Summary Note

EAR Appendix 7.2 - Residential and Private Views Summary Notes

EAR Appendix 8-1 - Habitat Survey Part 1 of 2

EAR Appendix 8-1 - Habitat Survey Part 2 of 2

EAR Appendix 8-2 - PBRA

EAR Appendix 8-3 - Dormouse Survey Report

EAR Appendix 8-4 - GCN Survey Report

EAR Appendix 8-6 - Desk study 2019 update

EAR Appendix 8-7 - Otter and Watervole Appraisal

EAR Appendix 8-8 - Biodiversity Net Gain Part 1 of 2

EAR Appendix 8-8 - Biodiversity Net Gain Part 2 of 2

EAR Appendix 9-1a - Envirocheck historical mapping

EAR Appendix 9-1b - Envirocheck historical mapping

EAR Appendix 9-1c - Envirocheck historical mapping

EAR Appendix 9-1d - Envirocheck historical mapping

EAR Appendix 9-1e - Envirocheck historical mapping

EAR Appendix 9-1f - Envirocheck historical mapping

EAR Appendix 9-1g - Envirocheck historical mapping

EAR Appendix 9-1h - Envirocheck historical mapping

EAR Appendix 10.1 - Materials Assessment Criteria

EAR Appendix 11.1-11.8 - Noise

EAR Appendix 12. 1 - Health baseline

EAR Appendix 12.2 - Driver Stress

EAR Appendix 12.3 - Employee Jobs Table

EAR Appendix 13.1 - FRA

EAR Appendix 14.1 - Vulnerability Assessment

EAR Appendix 14.2 - Risk Assessment - Final

EAR Addendum Part 1 of 2

EAR Addendum Part 2 of 2

EAR Addendum Appendix Part 1 of 3

EAR Addendum Appendix Part 2 of 3

EAR Addendum Appendix Part 3 of 3

Traffic information

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

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