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

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Andy Lock
27th September 2017 10:01 am

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… Read more »


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