A27 Arundel bypass

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

Region:  South East
Start date:  2022
Cost:  £100 million to £250 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  A27 schemes

Progress report

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.

Have your say on our consultation page

In many cases the errors are minor technical corrections but in some instances, we incorrectly stated the likely effect that an individual aspect (such as noise) would have on a scheme option – either positively or negatively changing the impact. To fix this we’ve published corrections to the consultation materials, alongside an explanation as to their effect. These documents can be found on our consultation page.

We’d like to invite people who took part in the previous consultation, to consider these corrections. If, having reviewed the corrected information you do want to let us know your changed opinion please complete the questionnaire on our consulation page.

You’ll have the 4 weeks from 3 February until 11:59pm 1 March 2020 to provide your update.

Please note that there are no changes to the designs of the six proposed scheme options. No additional baseline data including surveys have been added. The new text only provides corrections to the existing information. Fundamentally, the overall conclusions of the assessment of the various options presented in the consultation materials haven’t changed.

If you’re not concerned about the corrected information and are content it does not impact on your previous response, you don’t need to do anything. You only need to respond to us again now if your views on the proposed options have changed because of the corrected information. We will continue to consider all responses we received during the 2019 further consultation.

What's next?

The further review period will finish at 11.59pm on 1 March 2020. We will then collate all the responses, and will write a report on the 2019 consultation.

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

This short video explains the processes we go through in developing major projects, and outlines the steps that we will take before submitting our application for a Development Consent Order (the type of planning permission needed for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects).

Timeline

Date Event
2015 A27 Corridor Feasibility Study
July – October 2017 Options consultation
May 2018 Preferred route announcement
30 August to 24 October 2019 Further options consultation
3 February to 1 March 2020 Further review period
2020 New preferred route announcement
2020 Public consultation on the preferred route
2021 Submit application for a Development Consent Order under the Planning Act 2008
2022-23 Subject to approval, start construction

Community news


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.

Why we need this scheme

As the main route serving the south coast, the A27 corridor is crucial to the region’s success. A population of over one million people relies on the A27, and growth plans for the region mean this number is only set to increase. Watch our short animation to find out more:

Currently the stretch of the road through Arundel is a single carriageway, which causes a daily build-up of traffic that costs commuters, businesses, communities and visitors valuable time and money. At peak times, it often operates at over 100% capacity, causing disruption, congestion and hazards on the road. This cuts off communities from neighbouring areas, making everyday trips longer and more difficult, and costing businesses millions of pounds a year.

We’ve been talking to community representatives about their views on the A27 at Arundel. Watch our short video about the challenges and opportunities for improvements, and what this will mean for local people and businesses in the area:

You can read more about what people have said in 2019 about the impact and need for the scheme below:

Aims

Our scheme objectives have been developed while working with the local authorities, the South Downs National Park Authority, other environmental bodies, the emergency services and the Department for Transport (DfT). The scheme objectives are to:

  • improve the safety of travellers along the A27 and consequently the wider local road network
  • ensure that customers and communities are fully considered throughout the design and delivery stages
  • improve capacity of the A27 whilst supporting local planning authorities to manage the impact of planned economic growth
  • reduce congestion, reduce travel time and improve journey time reliability along the A27
  • improve accessibility for all users to local services and facilities
  • deliver a scheme that minimises environmental impact and seeks to protect and enhance the quality of the surrounding environment through its high-quality design
  • respect the South Downs National Park and its special qualities in our decision-making

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Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

The latest incident information for England's motorway and trunk routes provided by Highways England

Location : The A27 eastbound between the junctions with the A285 Halnaker and the A29 South. Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 29 February 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 8:07 pm
Location : The A27 westbound between the junctions with the A29 South and the A285 Halnaker. Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 29 February 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 8:07 pm
Location : The A27 westbound between the junctions with the A284 Arundel West and the A29 North. Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 29 February 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 8:06 pm
Location : The A27 eastbound between the A29 North and the junction with the A284 Arundel West . Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 29 February 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 8:06 pm
Location : The A27 westbound between the A284 Arundel West and the junction with the A29 North. Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 29 February 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 8:06 pm
Location : The A27 westbound between the junctions with the A24 North and the A280 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 29 February 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 8:04 pm
Location : The A27 eastbound between the junctions with the A280 and the A24 North. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 29 February 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 8:04 pm
Location : The A27 eastbound between the junctions with the A284 Arundel West and the A284 Arundel East. Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:30 on 4 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 6:23 pm
Location : The A27 westbound exit slip to the A280 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 5 March 2020 to 06:00 on 6 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 11:45 am
Location : The A27 westbound between the junctions with the A284 Arundel East and the A284 Arundel West. Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:30 on 4 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 8:23 am
Location : The A27 westbound between the A29 South and the junction with the A285 Tangmere. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 March 2020 to 7 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The A27 eastbound between the A286 and the junction with the A285 Halnaker. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 March 2020 to 7 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The A27 eastbound between the A285 Halnaker and the junction with the A29 South. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 March 2020 to 7 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The A27 westbound between the A284 Arundel West and the junction with the A29 North. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 5 March 2020 to 8 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 March 2020 to 15 March 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 March 2020 to 06:00 on 17 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The A27 westbound between the A285 Chichester and the junction with the A286 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 March 2020 to 7 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The A27 eastbound between the A24 South and the junction with the A2025 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:22 on 24 February 2020 to 06:00 on 20 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The A27 eastbound between the A29 North and the junction with the A284 Arundel West . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 5 March 2020 to 8 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 March 2020 to 15 March 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 March 2020 to 06:00 on 17 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The A27 westbound between the A2025 and the junction with the A24 South. Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:22 on 24 February 2020 to 06:00 on 20 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am

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