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

We are considering all the responses we received from our 2019 further options consultation and our 2020 further review period. We’ll use these responses and a range of other evidence to help inform the development of the scheme. We’d like to thank everyone who took the time to provide feedback on our proposals.

What's next?

Our next milestone is when we make our Preferred Route Announcement (PRA) later this year (2020). There will be more chances to give us your views on different aspects of the scheme in the coming months and before we submit our DCO application.

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In the meantime, why not watch our short video below which 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.

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.

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 westbound between the junctions with the A24 South and the A24 North. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 19:00 on 11 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 1:31 pm
Location : The A27 eastbound between the junctions with the A24 North and the A24 South. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 19:00 on 11 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 1:20 pm
Location : The A27 eastbound between the junctions with the A280 and the A24 North. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 15:30 on 10 August 2020.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 8:30 am
Location : The A27 westbound between the junctions with the A24 North and the A280 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 15:30 on 10 August 2020.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 8:30 am
Location : The A27 westbound at the junction with the A286 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 11 August 2020 to 06:00 on 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 2:40 pm
Location : The A27 eastbound between the A259 Chichester West and the junction with the A286 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 11 August 2020 to 06:00 on 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 2:40 pm
Location : The A27 eastbound between the junctions with the A24 South and the A2025 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 12 August 2020 to 15:30 on 13 August 2020.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 8:42 am
Location : The A27 westbound between the junctions with the A2025 and the A24 South. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 12 August 2020 to 15:30 on 13 August 2020.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 8:42 am

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The M5 through the West Country is currently experiencing severe delays southbound.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 1:44 pm

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