The Highways England public consultation on the Arundel A27 Bypass formally closed in October 2017. Highways England is expected to announce their preferred route option in the spring 2018, with a consultation on the design to follow.
The consultation brochure and the list of public consultation events can still be found here.
Highways England (HE) has been commissioned by the Department for Transport to draw up options for A27 route improvements at Chichester, Arundel and Worthing as part of the government’s Road Investment Strategy.
Current favoured options, as discussed at HE ‘stakeholder’ meetings, can be seen here. They are all full scale, four lane, high speed, dual carriageways. These options have all been rejected in previous years as environmentally highly damaging and costly.
The Arundel A27 Forum is looking for a more measured approach to improvements, taking all factors, including long term traffic impacts, traffic flow and new technology into account.
On Friday 11th May 2018 the HE decision on preferred route was announced as Route 5a.
The Forum proposed that a less damaging bypass route to be included as an option by HE for consultation in 2017. We called this single carriageway the ‘New Single Purple Route’