A27 East of Lewes

One of a package of 4 schemes to reduce congestion on the A27.

Region:  South East
Start date:  TBC
Cost:  ¬£75 Million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  A27 schemes

Progress report

We are now in a position to share an update of how things are progressing with the scheme. As such, we will be holding some public information events where we will be displaying update information and sharing general updates on the scheme. The dates and locations are below:

Date Time Venue Address
Friday 15 March 2019 12:30pm to 7:30pm Berwick Village Hall 7 Station Road, Polegate BN26 6TD
Saturday 16 March 2019 1:30pm to 4:30pm Polegate Community Centre Activity Room 54 Windsor Way, Polegate BN26 6QF

If you are unable to attend the events, you can find some further information from the events in the 'Media & documents' area below.


Date Event
April 2016 Stakeholder workshop
Late 2016 Have your say on proposed options
Summer 2017 Preferred route announcement
Late 2017 Have your say on the preferred route
Spring 2020 Start of work
2022 Open to traffic

Why we need this scheme

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

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Project timeline

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 A277 and the junction with the A23 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 March 2019 to 06:00 on 22 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 6:06 am
Location : The A27 westbound between the A277 and the junction with the A23 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 19 March 2019 to 06:00 on 25 April 2019.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 8:01 pm


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