Upgrade of Chichester’s A27 ‘will take a year’

Congestion on Chichester's stretch of the A27

Congestion on Chichester's stretch of the A27

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The upgrade of Chichester’s A27 should take a year to complete, Highways England has said.

Following the transport authority officially dropping plans for either a new northern or part southern route today, it has said work to upgrade the existing stretch is planned to start in 2019 and be finished by 2020.

A Highways England spokesperson said: “We want to consult the public on improving the A27 as soon as possible but we need to get it right and still have to carry out some further assessments.

“Our target remains for construction to start in 2019 and have the road opened by 2020.”

It has previously been suggested by councillors that the work to upgrade the junctions on the Chichester bypass would take between two and three years.

The government has pledged money to upgrade the A27 between Chichester and Worthing, with the Chichester scheme to take place first, as part of a £15bn investment in the country’s motorways and major A-roads.

http://www.chichester.co.uk/news/local/confirmed-northern-a27-route-dropped-1-7253056

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