• Arundel A27 info from Highways England

    • Highways England has a dedicated web area for information on each planned section of major A27 works.  Their information about Arundel is copied below.  To explore the Highways England website further, click here.

      What is happening?

      We are evaluating proposed options for the scheme.  We are working with key stakeholders and those most likely to be impacted by proposals to make sure the options we present provide the best range of solutions for the area.  We plan to consult the wider public on our final proposed options in spring 2017.

      The Arundel section of the A27 suffers from congestion during and outside peak hours due to the lack of capacity on the road and at the junctions. The junctions at Crossbush, The Causeway and Ford Road regularly experience congestion. Planned growth along the wider A27 corridor will worsen the problem.

      The scheme aims to reduce congestion through Arundel by means of a new dual carriageway bypass, subject to consultation with the National Parks Authority, Local Government and the public, via a full consultation, in accordance with the Roads Investment Strategy. The bypass would link together the two existing dual carriageway sections of the A27 either side of Arundel. Alternative options including online junction improvements will also be considered during the options identification process.

      When and where is this happening?

      Improvement to the A27 south of Arundel:

      Activity Date
      Public Consultation on Options Spring 2017
      Preferred Route Announcement Autumn 2017
      Start of Works Spring 2020
      Opening 2023/2024

      Why is this happening and what will it cost?

      After the A27 Corridor Feasibility Study, the scheme was included in the March 2015 Roads Investment Strategy (RIS). In response to the RIS we developed our Delivery Plan (see publications tab) which outlines the next steps for taking the scheme forward and include:

      • developing and assessing a range of options to inform consultation with key stakeholders
      • engaging more widely with local stakeholders
      • further developing proposals and assessing traffic and environmental impacts
      • making recommendations on the preferred route

      What will it cost?

      The estimated cost of this scheme is in the range of £100 million to £250million.

      How will the scheme be carried out?

      This scheme is subject to formal approval and statutory procedures.

      What are the benefits?

      The high level objectives developed for the scheme are:

      • reducing travel time and improving journey time reliability in the key hotspot areas
      • reducing severance and pollution impacts
      • enabling local planning authorities to manage the impact of planned growth and in doing so support the wider economy
      • providing safer roads which are resilient to delay and which are able to adequately cater for the impacts of adverse weather
      • minimising impacts on the natural environment and optimising environmental opportunities and mitigation
      • providing opportunities for improved accessibility for all users

      How do I find out more information ?

      More information will be posted on this project page as it becomes available. You can subscribe to be alerted when updates are made.

      If you have any queries about this project you should contact the Highways Agency Information Line by emailing ha_​info@​highways.​gsi.​gov.​uk or calling 0300 123 5000.


      Can you tell me exactly what and where the options are?

      As we are currently working on the options, we are unable to provide any additional information at this stage. We will present the final options at the public consultation where you can have your say on the proposals presented.

      How are you deciding who to consult with at this stage?

      We are contacting people who have interests close to potential proposed schemes, stakeholders such as landowners, residents and businesses. We are also consulting statutory consultees such as Natural England and partners who have technical expertise. We will conduct a full public consultation once scheme proposals are finalised.


      A27 feasibility study
      Technical reports
      Highways England Delivery Plan 2015 to 2020
      Highways England Delivery Plan 2015 to 2020
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