Polegate & Eastbourne MPs Issue Statement On A27

Wednesday 26th October 2016

eastbourne buzz news - A27 Caroline & Maria

The MPs for Eastbourne and Polegate are pleased to announce that further to a meeting of the A27 Reference Group, residents will soon be able to take part in a consultation on how they would like £75 million spent to improve the A27.

The meeting on Monday (24 October) also confirmed that a feasibility study, held on the future of the A27, confirmed the economic case for improvements to the stretch of road, and it’s overall important to infrastructure in the South East in future.

The Reference Group will therefore, be using this important endorsement to bid for further funding to ensure that the A27 remains properly equipped in the future.

Welcoming the news, Maria Caulfield, MP for Polegate and Chair of the A27 Reference Group said, “Improving infrastructure is one of the most important tasks facing MP’s - like myself & Caroline – across the South East, and being able to take improvements to the A27 forward is a vital step in completing that task.

“Residents have been given a very real opportunity to shape the future of the A27 and the way in which the £75 million is spent, and I would highly recommend that my constituents take part in that process.”

Eastbourne MP, Caroline Ansell added, “There are clearly some wins in the plans to improve the existing road, which Highways England are to put out to local consultation this month, particularly the work on the Drusilla’s roundabout - a notorious black spot well known to motorists across East Sussex.

“In the meantime, it's important to know that, alongside these small scale, shorter term improvements, plans must continue to secure the funding for a new bypass.”

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