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The A27 Chichester Bypass improvements scheme - 1 March 2017

On 28 February 2017, the Secretary of State wrote to Highways England instructing us to stop work on the A27 Chichester Bypass major improvement scheme.

Message from Jim O’Sullivan, Highways England chief executive

We are grateful to everyone who took the time to engage with our consultation last summer on improving the A27 through Chichester.

"We are obviously disappointed at this decision as the improvement would have brought significant strategic benefits to the region.

"But any improvement had to be right for Chichester and there was no overall consensus. We will continue to work with partners to monitor the route’s performance and to carry out any short term measures we can to help road users, the local community and the region.”

We will be publishing the consultation report and the executive summary of the scheme assessment report on the website in due course.