National Highways launches public consultation on Arundel Bypass

National Highways has started a public consultation on its plans to create the Arundel Bypass on the A27.

The Arundel Bypass will see the development of the the creation of approximately 8km of new dual carriageway that splits from the current A27 and circumvents the single carriageway road through the town of Arundel before re-connecting with the current A27.

Situated between Portsmouth in the west and Brighton and Worthing to the east, Arundel is known as a regular traffic bottleneck, with 21,000 journeys made on the road network in the locality each day. The existing road network is estimated to be running at 150% of original capacity, said National Highways. It added that the work was focused on the need to reduce congestion to be not only the local community but the coastal community as well.

The preferred route for the bypass was revealed by National Highways in October 2020.

In April 2021, a consortium comprising Bam Nuttall, Aecom and Mace was awarded the contract to work deliver the main works package for the project, reports New Civil Engineer.

Creation of the Arundel Bypass would begin in 2023-2024 and be finished at some point between 2025-2030. It will cost at least £320M.

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