Newly-named A27 bridge opens for traffic

The multi-million-pound scheme, to tackle congestion, support local economic development and housing growth in Lewes, East Sussex is being commemorated with an open for traffic event this coming Friday.  

The A27 between Lewes and Polegate suffered below average journey times with accidents and incidents a regular cause of long delays has received a host of improvements along the stetch to ease congestion and journey reliability. 

Pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders were also not fully catered for with insufficient crossing points and poor east-west connections, and as well as well as improving the layout of key junctions and providing new crossing points, the biggest addition to safety has been a new 13km, or nearly 9 miles, shared use path for walkers, cyclists and in some places, horse riders along the south side of the A27 between Firle and Polegate to tempt people out of their cars. 

The winner of the competition to name the new bridge over the Cuckmere River will also be unveiled, with over 500 suggestions received. Highways News suspects one suggestion was “Bridgey McBridgeface”.

(Picture – National Highways)


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