County council welcomes Chichester A27 announcement

John O'Brien, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport
John O'Brien, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

The county council has welcomed today’s announcement by Highways England that the public consultation on improvements to the A27 at Chichester will start on July 14.

Five options for upgrading the existing Chichester bypass will be presented at 14 exhibitions across Chichester.

View details, dates and locations here

John O’Brien, West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport said: “We’ve fought hard for this public engagement so we welcome Highways England’s announcement.

“The consultation into improvements to the A27 at Chichester starts on July 14 and will last ten weeks instead of the six weeks initially proposed.

“This is the opportunity that we and our residents, businesses and communities have been waiting for to study the different improvement options put forward by Highways England and to make their views heard.

“Highways England will hold 14 public exhibition sessions over the ten weeks and there are several ways the public can have their say.

“You can speak to the Highways England team in person during any of the public exhibition date and you can express your views online.”

Cllr O’Brien added: “We have been fighting for investment in this vital trunk road in our county for years.

“The county council will now consider all the details before submitting our comments to Highways England for consideration.

“We urge everybody affected by these proposals to get involved over the next 10 weeks and share their views with Highways England.”

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