Highways England are consulting further on their 6 options to improve the A27 at Arundel by reducing congestion in the area that aims to improve journeys between Brighton and Portsmouth, which would provide benefits for the local and regional economy. The consultation  ends on 24th October.

Key features of all options would include:

  • A new viaduct spanning over the River Arun and a new bridge over the Arun Valley Railway.
  • A junction at Crossbush with access to and from the A27 in both directions.
  • A speed limit of 70 mph (in its current design, the Beige option - 1V9 - would need a 50 mph speed limit in some sections).
  • An embankment across the River Arun floodplain, although all routes could alternatively be built with a viaduct. A decision on this will be taken once a preferred route is confirmed and more detailed design work is undertaken.

More details can be found on Highways England's website where comments can be submitted

Sussex Wildlife Trust have serious concerns on all 6 options. You can read their concerns here.