7 May 2021
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Highways England, a government-owned company with responsibility for managing the core road network in England. commissioned Canadian consultancy, Parsons Brinkerhoff, to investigate and provide a feasibility report on solutions with most value for money for road improvements along the A27 corridor.
For Worthing, Sompting and Lancing only one option was proposed which would cost £69 million with no significant improvements in journey times.
A relief road or proper bypass is not being considered. We’re asking Highways England to look at this relief road option.
If you want to have a proper relief road for Worthing, Lancing and Sompting, you can do something.
Tell your MP and councillors that you want Highways England to look at an option of a proper relief road for Worthing.
Separately, planning permission has been given for a new IKEA superstore with parking, 600 homes, a country park, a new school (located right beside the A27 with the consequential pollution), a new traffic light controlled roundabout to replace the Sussex Pad lights.
If these plans go ahead, expect even worse traffic chaos.
We Believe Worthing, Lancing and Sompting Deserve Better.
To stop the dualling of the present A27 route through the middle of Worthing.
To achieve a Bypass for Worthing, Sompting and Lancing.
Our suggested route is for a full relief road for Worthing, Sompting and Lancing from the Patching area along Long Furlong to Findon, north along the A24 to Washington to join a widened A283 road past Steyning to join up with the existing A27 at the Shoreham flyover.
We feel this is the most viable and cost effective solution but would be willing to support other options including tunnelling if the finance was available.
We also support the extension of the road from Fontwell along the A29 to bypass Houghton and Storrington, to join the Washington roundabout and continue to Shoreham as above.