Proposed “upgrading” of A27 – Beddingham to Polegate

A27 East of Lewes road improvement scheme

Preferred Route Announcement from Highways England

The preferred route is detailed in the linked document.  Briefly, there is a shared use path from Beddingham to Polegate for pedestrians and cyclists; there are small changes at Drusillas Junction and very small changes at Wilmington, together with changes at Polegate junction.

However, there are no changes proposed for Firle nor Selmeston, and no centre refuge at Wilmington, only a “ghost island” !  Guess who’s going to end up as ghosts!

See the document at Preferred Route document

Our original assessment of these proposals was posted on 21st Nov 2016, here: A27 East of Lewes – infrastructure schemes

2 comments to Proposed “upgrading” of A27 – Beddingham to Polegate

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  • Andy Lock

    Thanks for sharing, Tony.
    While it’s admirable that the existing cycle lane is extended from Firle to Polegate, it’s a shame that £75m won’t cover the cost of making it safer for non-motor traffic to cross the A27. The fast and constant traffic already makes it risky to go North/South across the A27, so speeding up the traffic will likely make it even harder to cross safely.

    The Wilmington junction option (7) was not part of the original proposal offered to the public. It has a crossing point linked to cycle lanes, and some of the awkward junctions have been simplified. But, travelling North/South (by the Giants rest) by car looks very tricky, and I would probably advise road cyclists to consider using the pedestrian crossing. It looks like traffic crossing the A27 has been forgotten, which appeared to be the case in most of the other designs.

    Further information exhibitions will be held in 2018.