Highways England unveils £75m project to upgrade A27 in Sussex

WCN Editorial Team 28 Sep 2017 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Highways England, a government-owned firm responsible for operating and maintaining motorways and trunk roads, has announced a £75m project to upgrade A27 in Sussex, UK.

The project will include the widening of Drusillas Roundabout to improve journeys along the A27 and for north-south traffic at the junction and provision of a new option for upgrading Wilmington junction.

The work will also include the widening a half a mile section of the A27 between the Polegate interchange and the Cophall roundabout to a dual carriageway, and an upgraded, signalised junction at Polegate.

Furthermore, plans also include enhancements to the walking and cycle routes along this nine mile stretch of the A27, including a new pedestrian and cycle path between Firle and Polegate.

These plans were put to the public for a consultation last year, with 78% of respondents supporting the need for improvements.

Highways England project manager Tom Beasley said: “People’s input has helped to shape our plans and we’ve made some key changes to our proposals to make sure they deliver the biggest benefit.

“In particular we’ve prioritised improvements at Polegate including the Gainsborough Lane junction, over the Selmeston bypass option and introduced a new enhanced option for upgrading the Wilmington junction – all as a result of people’s input.

“There will be an opportunity for people to see more detailed plans when we present the final designs at public exhibition events next year.”

 

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