Chichester’s A27 consultation begins: See the documents here

Option 2 is the most comprehensive upgrade and would cost �280m. Highways England copyright
Option 2 is the most comprehensive upgrade and would cost �280m. Highways England copyright

From today people can view all the options for the A27 Chichester improvement scheme and have their say on the plans.

The long-awaited public consultation began this morning, Thursday, July 14, with details published on the Government’s website showing five upgrade options, which will cost between £47m to £280m to complete.

What do you think of the five options? Comment below, or email news@chichester.co.uk

What do you think of the five options? Comment below, or email news@chichester.co.uk

The improvements will take between 15 and 41 months to undertake, depending on which option is taken forward, and according to Highways England figures, could see peak journey times improve by as much as five minutes 40 seconds.

Maps of all five options have been published online and show a mixed of upgrade plans to the existing stretch.

They including changes to four junctions such as flyovers or new traffic lights, an extra lane added between the Fishbourne and Bognor roundabouts, and even a new Stockbridge link road being built to the south.

To see all the consultation documents click here

The consultation period will last for ten weeks, and all the documents will be on display at 14 public exhibitions to be held at local venues, starting on July 25 at Chichester Assembley Rooms.

The building of a new northern bypass had been considered in earlier plans before it was dropped, and the documents again state that it wasn’t seen as ‘viable’ because it exceeded the budget for the scheme.

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