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

Following the closure of the public consultation and careful consideration of all the responses and comments received we are now in a position to announce the preferred route for the improvement scheme.   The Preferred Route and consultation report are available on our Preferred Route Announcement page.

What's next?

Following the announcement of the preferred route, we will carry out surveys and investigations to allow us to design the scheme in more detail ahead of a further round of consultation in 2018.

Timeline

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.

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

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Location : The A27 westbound between the A26 North and the junction with the A277 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 January 2019 to 04:00 on 23 January 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 04:00 from 23 January 2019 to 26 January 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 04:00 from 28 January 2019 to 1 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 8:11 pm
Location : The A27 eastbound between the junctions with the A277 and the A26 North. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 January 2019 to 04:00 on 23 January 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 04:00 from 23 January 2019 to 26 January 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 04:00 from 28 January 2019 to 1 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 8:11 pm
Location : The A27 westbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 January 2019 to 26 January 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 28 January 2019 to 2 February 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 February 2019 to 9 February 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 February 2019 to 16 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 5:10 pm
Location : The A27 westbound between the A277 and the junction with the A270 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 January 2019 to 06:00 on 25 April 2019.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 5:10 pm
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 25 January 2019 to 06:00 on 26 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The A27 westbound between the junctions with the A26 North and the A277 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 January 2019 to 06:00 on 26 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am

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