The Coastal West Sussex Partnership is delighted to hear that plans have been revealed by Highways England to create a £250m bypass in Arundel.

Option 5A has been selected, after a public consultation last year gathering responses by 10,000 local residents and businesses.

The chosen plans propose a four mile dual carriageway, which will relieve congestion in Arundel and also reduce traffic on minor roads (including residential areas and in the South Downs).

“We believe that this is the best option for strategic growth,” Caroline Wood, director of the Coastal West Sussex Partnership says. “It’s hoped that the new plans will improve over 20,000 journeys each day for those driving from Arundel and beyond and save commuters over 90 minutes a week in travel time.

“While this is great news for those travelling through Arundel, we’re still waiting for improvements on the A27 bottlenecks throughout the rest of the region – notably in Chichester, Worthing and Lancing. We hope that further information about these improvements will be announced soon.”

Further details on the A27 Arundel Bypass will be revealed in due course.