A27 Lewes – Polegate upgrade plans

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Four junctions along a nine-mile section of the A27 between Lewes and Polegate will be improved, and a section of Polegate bypass will be upgraded to a dual carriageway, Highways England has announced.

Work is expected to start in Spring 2020, with completion due by 2022.

The plans include: widening Drusillas Roundabout to improve journeys along the A27 and for north-south traffic at the junction; upgrading Wilmington junction, making it easier for drivers to join or leave the A27 and including a horse rider and cycle-friendly Pegasus crossing;idening a half-mile section of the A27 between the Polegate interchange and the Cophall roundabout to a dual carriageway, and an upgraded, signalised junction at Polegate; and near to the Polegate interchange, as a result of the consultation, introducing new proposals for upgrading the Gainsborough Lane junction by providing a right turn facility.

Proposals to upgrade Selmeston junction have been withdrawn after no options could be found that would deliver a worthwhile benefit without having an unacceptable impact on the South Downs national park.