On 30 August, a public consultation was launched by Highways England on options for improving the A27 at Arundel in West Sussex. 79 per cent of people responding to a previous consultation agreed that the road needed improvements, and people have under two weeks left to give their views on the six new designs which have been put to the public for scrutiny. The consultation ends on 24 October 2019.
Highways England A27 Arundel Bypass programme leader Jason Hones said:
There is clear demand for upgrading the A27 at Arundel, but also genuine concerns about protecting Arundels unique cultural heritage and prized environment. We are approaching the consultation with a completely open mind and the six proposals we have published allow a more detailed comparison than ever before. Peoples input on all the options will be vital in helping us find the right solution that balances the needs of drivers, communities and the environment. I encourage everyone who has an opinion to have their say, even if they took part in the previous consultation.
The plans for upgrading the A27 at Arundel include six new options which feature a mix of improvements along the existing road, and other new sections south of the town.
Each of the six routes would link up the dual carriageway stretches of road on either side of Arundel, which would remove the current bottleneck; helping to reduce journey times, improve reliability, make the road safer and reduce the amount of rat-running on roads that were not built for the volume of traffic they currently experience.Highways England held 10 information exhibitions at venues across the area so people could examine the proposals in detail and put questions to the project team.
Details on the proposals and feedback forms are available on the scheme website until 11:59pm on 24 October 2019.
Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.
Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693