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 published Compulsory Purchase and Side Roads Orders for the Shared Use Path on 13 December 2019. You can see copies of the documents in the Highways Act 1980 Orders section on this page. We've also deposited copies of the documents for inspection from 13 December 2019 to 31 January 2020 at these locations:

Days Time Venue Address
Monday to Friday 7am to 7pm Highways England Bridge House, 1 Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LZ
Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm East Sussex County Council County Hall, St Anne's Crescent, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1UE
Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm Lewes District Council Southover House, Southover Rd, Lewes East Sussex, BN7 1AB
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30am to 5pm Wealden District Council, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AX
Wednesday 9am to 5pm Wealden District Council, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AX
Monday 10am to 2pm Lewes Library Styles Field, Friars Walk, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2LZ
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 10am to 5pm Lewes Library Styles Field, Friars Walk, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2LZ
Thursday 10am to 6pm Lewes Library Styles Field, Friars Walk, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2LZ
Monday, Tuseday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 1pm Berwick Post Office Station Road, Berwick, Polegate, East Sussex BN26 6SZ
Wednesday and Saturday 9am to 12:30pm Berwick Post Office Station Road, Berwick, Polegate, East Sussex BN26 6SZ
Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm Polegate Town Council Council Offices 49 High Street Polegate East Sussex BN26 6AL

What's next?

Once the statutory process and arrangements for procuring the land have been finalised, the scheme will move to detailed design, which look at the design more closely and look to organise the finer details of the works.

The scheme is still on track to start the works around Berwick roundabout in March 2020, in line with our current programme expectations.

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 A26 southbound between the junctions with the A27 and the A259 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:00 from 16 December 2019 to 19 December 2019.
Posted: December 15, 2019, 3:00 pm
Location : The A26 northbound between the junctions with the A259 and the A27 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:00 from 16 December 2019 to 19 December 2019.
Posted: December 15, 2019, 3:00 pm
Location : The A259 westbound between the A269 Bexhill West and the junction with the A27 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 December 2019 to 20 December 2019.
Posted: December 14, 2019, 6:02 am
Location : The A27 eastbound between the A26 South and the junction with the A2270 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 December 2019 to 06:00 on 20 December 2019.
Posted: December 13, 2019, 1:08 am
Location : The A27 westbound between the A2270 and the junction with the A26 South. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 December 2019 to 06:00 on 20 December 2019.
Posted: December 13, 2019, 1:08 am
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 16 December 2019 to 06:00 on 17 December 2019.
Posted: December 12, 2019, 8:10 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 16 December 2019 to 06:00 on 17 December 2019.
Posted: December 12, 2019, 8:10 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 16 December 2019 to 06:00 on 17 December 2019.
Posted: December 12, 2019, 8:10 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 16 December 2019 to 06:00 on 17 December 2019.
Posted: December 12, 2019, 8:10 pm
Location : The junction of the A27 and the A2270 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 December 2019 to 06:00 on 17 December 2019.
Posted: December 12, 2019, 8:10 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 16 December 2019 to 06:00 on 17 December 2019.
Posted: December 12, 2019, 8:10 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 16 December 2019 to 06:00 on 17 December 2019.
Posted: December 12, 2019, 8:10 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 16 December 2019 to 06:00 on 17 December 2019.
Posted: December 12, 2019, 8:10 pm
Location : The A27 westbound at the junction with the A277 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 December 2019 to 19 December 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 12, 2019, 8:10 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 16 December 2019 to 06:00 on 17 December 2019.
Posted: December 12, 2019, 8:10 pm
Location : The A27 eastbound between the A23 and the junction with the A26 North. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 December 2019 to 19 December 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 12, 2019, 8:10 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 16 December 2019 to 06:00 on 17 December 2019.
Posted: December 12, 2019, 8:10 pm
Location : The A27 eastbound at the junction with the A2270 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 December 2019 to 06:00 on 17 December 2019.
Posted: December 12, 2019, 8:10 pm
Location : The A27 eastbound at the junction with the A2270 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 December 2019 to 06:00 on 17 December 2019.
Posted: December 12, 2019, 8:10 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 16 December 2019 to 06:00 on 17 December 2019.
Posted: December 12, 2019, 8:10 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 16 December 2019 to 06:00 on 17 December 2019.
Posted: December 12, 2019, 8:10 pm

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