A27 East of Lewes

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

Region:  South East
Start date:  Spring 2020
Cost:  £75 million
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2023
Programme:  A27 schemes

Progress report

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

What's next?

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.

Timeline

Date Event
April 2016 Stakeholder workshop
Late 2016 Have your say on proposed options
Summer 2017 Preferred route announcement
March 2019 Public information exhibitions (junctions)
3 May 2019 Publication of orders (Junctions)
14 June 2019 End of representation period
July 2019 Public information exhibitions (Shared use path)
December 2019 Publication of orders (Shared use path)
Spring 2020 Start of work
2022 Open to traffic

Highways Act 1980 Orders

Highways England published the Orders for the A27 East of Lewes improvement scheme under the Highways Act 1980 on 3 May 2019. The scheme proposals require the following Orders:

The Highways England (A27 trunk road East of Lewes Improvement scheme) (Berwick and Polegate junctions) (Side Roads) Order 2019

The Highways England (A27 trunk road East of Lewes Improvement scheme) (Berwick and Polegate junctions) Compulsory Purchase Order 2019

Supporting documents that have also been published include:

Highways England subsequently published the Orders for the A27 East of Lewes Improvement scheme (Shared Use Path) under the Highways Act 1980 on 13 December 2019:

The Highways England (A27 trunk road East of Lewes Improvement scheme)(Shared Use Path)(Side Roads) Order 2019

The Highways England (A27 trunk road East of Lewes Improvement scheme)(Shared Use Path) Compulsory Purchase Order 2019

Supporting documents that have also been published

Statement of Reasons

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.

Aims

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 eastbound between the A270 and the junction with the A277 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 25 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: May 24, 2020, 7:00 pm
Location : The A27 eastbound between the A270 and the junction with the A277 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 23 May 2020 to 06:00 on 25 May 2020.
Posted: May 23, 2020, 7:01 pm
Location : The A27 eastbound between the junctions with the A26 South and the A2270 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:02 on 27 April 2020 to 06:00 on 31 March 2022.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:37 pm
Location : The A27 westbound between the junctions with the A2270 and the A26 South. Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:02 on 27 April 2020 to 06:00 on 31 March 2022.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:37 pm
Location : The A27 westbound between the junctions with the A2270 and the A26 South. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 May 2020 to 06:00 on 26 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A27 westbound between the A22 North and the junction with the A26 South. Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 08:00 on 12 May 2020 to 06:00 on 31 July 2021.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A27 westbound between the junctions with the A277 and the A23 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 May 2020 to 06:00 on 26 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A27 eastbound between the A26 South and the junction with the A22 North. Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 08:00 on 12 May 2020 to 06:00 on 31 July 2021.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A27 westbound between the junctions with the A26 North and the A277 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 May 2020 to 06:00 on 26 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A27 eastbound between the junctions with the A26 South and the A2270 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 May 2020 to 06:00 on 26 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A27 westbound between the junctions with the A259 and the A22 Polegate East. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 May 2020 to 06:00 on 26 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A27 westbound between the junctions with the A2270 and the A26 South. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 May 2020 to 06:00 on 26 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A27 eastbound between the junctions with the A26 South and the A2270 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 May 2020 to 06:00 on 26 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A27 eastbound at the junction with the A2270 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 May 2020 to 06:00 on 26 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A27 eastbound at the junction with the A2270 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 May 2020 to 06:00 on 26 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A27 eastbound between the junctions with the A22 Polegate East and the A259 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 May 2020 to 06:00 on 26 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A27 eastbound between the junctions with the A26 North and the A26 South. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 May 2020 to 06:00 on 26 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A27 westbound between the junctions with the A22 Polegate East and the A22 Polegate West. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 May 2020 to 06:00 on 26 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A27 westbound between the junctions with the A26 South and the A26 North. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 May 2020 to 06:00 on 26 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The junction of the A27 and the A2270 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 May 2020 to 06:00 on 26 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm

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