Polegate MP Says A27 Crash Heightens Improvement Need

Wednesday 16th August 2017

eastbourne buzz news - Maria Caulfield A27 Junction

Chair of the A27 Reference Group and Polegate MP, Maria Caulfield, has reiterated her calls for improvements to the A27 following a crash that caused travel chaos across East Sussex this morning (16 August).

The A27 near Selmeston was partially blocked near Common Lane and Bopeep Lane after a lorry crashed into a petrol station while attempting to take the bend on the single lane A road.

The knock-on effect of this, was miles of queues in both directions with many other cars detouring on to other roads such as the A259 and A22 causing delays there.

Maria said, “I hope that all involved this morning are okay and recovering. Accidents like this highlight why we need an urgent upgrade of the A27. Chaos on all surrounding roads including A259 and A22, as well as miles of queues on the A27 itself, are dangerous and bad for our economy.

“As chairman of the A27 Reference Group we need everyone's support to help us dual the A27. The business case for this will be submitted shortly to Government, and I will be doing all that I can to ensure that a dual carriageway A27 is a reality.”

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