Worthing must wait for A27 improvement

Heavy traffic on the A27 has lead to calls for a Worthing bypass
Heavy traffic on the A27 has lead to calls for a Worthing bypass

MAJOR improvements to the A27 are to go ahead at Chichester but not at Worthing and Lancing.

At the latest full council meeting, members discussed the lack of concrete plans for a large-scale bypass at Worthing and Lancing, despite the need for significant improvements.

Gridlock: heavy traffic on the A27 has led to calls for a Worthing bypass

Gridlock: heavy traffic on the A27 has led to calls for a Worthing bypass

West Sussex County Council cabinet member for Highways and Transport, Pieter Montyn, said: “If we are looking for a brand new bypass from end to end (of West Sussex), we are not going to get it.”

Mr Montyn was responding to Dr James Walsh’s question in which he called for ‘wholesale improvements’ of the area’s ‘deficient highways infrastructure’.

For a full report see the Worthing Herald, out Thursday, August 1.