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2. A27 Reference Group

Whilst these smaller scale interventions are to be welcomed, they will only address the capacity, network resilience and journey time reliability issues along the A27 corridor in the short term. Following lobbying by the A27 Reference Group, which brings together local MPs, local authority leaders and the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP’s) along with the business community, £3m of the (£75m) funding identified in the Roads Investment Strategy 2015 –2020 for the A27 East of Lewes was allocated by the Secretary of State for Transport in May 2017 to help develop a strategic outline business case for the offline dual carriageway option which will be required to support the housing and employment growth of the area in the medium and long term.

The study, which was a very early investigation and therefore does not represent a commitment from the Government to develop a scheme, was completed during 2018. The final study outcomes are currently being considered by the Department for Transport as part of the development of Highways England’s Roads Investment Strategy 2 (RIS2) covering the period from 2020 to 2025.”

Reference Group Agendas

A27 Reference Group Meeting-Agenda – 22–07–16

A27 Reference Group Meeting-Agenda – 24–10–16

A27 Reference Group Meeting-Agenda – 12–09–17

A27 Reference Group Meeting-Agenda – 26–02–18

Reference Group Minutes

A27 Reference Group Meeting-Minutes – 22–07–16

A27 Reference Group Meeting-Minutes – 24–10–16

A27 Reference Group Meeting-Minutes – 12–09–17

A27 Reference Group Meeting-Minutes – 26–02–18

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