A27 East of Lewes

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

Region:  South East
Start date:  TBC
Cost:  ÂŁ75 Million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  A27 schemes

Progress report

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 nationalcasework@dft.gov.uk 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.

What's next?

We will review representations and objections to the orders before starting the detailed design of the scheme.

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)
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

Supporting documents that have also been published include:

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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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 junctions with the A277 and the A26 North. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 May 2019 to 06:00 on 24 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 20, 2019, 8:12 am
Location : The A27 westbound between the A26 North and the junction with the A277 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 May 2019 to 06:00 on 24 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 20, 2019, 8:12 am

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