Highways England published the Orders for the A27 East of Lewes improvements scheme under the Highways Act 1980 on 3 May 2019. Following their publication, there is a representation period of 6 weeks for any representations or objections to be submitted.
Representations can be made by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org and should be made by no later than 14 June 2019.
Publication of the Orders follows the statutory process that would give Highways England the authority to make the necessary alterations to the existing highways network to enable the scheme to be built, using powers available to us under the Highways Act 1980.
Highways England made and submitted both the Side Roads Order and Compulsory Purchase Order to the Secretary of State for Transport for confirmation.
You can view the Orders in the Highways Act 1980 section below.
We will review representations and objections to the orders before starting the detailed design of the scheme.
|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)|
|July 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
- Compulsory Purchase Order â€“ Order and Schedule booklet
- Compulsory Purchase Order - Plans
- Compulsory Purchase Order - Public Notice
Supporting documents that have also been published include:
Why we need this schemeThe 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.
AimsThe 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
Project media files and documents
Side Roads Order - Public Notice
Compulsory Purchase Order â€“ Order and Schedule booklet
Compulsory Purchase Order - Plans
Compulsory Purchase Order - Public Notice
Statement of Reasons
Preliminary Design Drawing - Berwick
Preliminary Design Drawing - Gainsborough Lane
Preliminary Design Drawing - Polegate Bypass 1
Preliminary Design Drawing - Polegate Bypass 2
Preliminary Design Drawing - Polegate
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