Businesses badly affected by congestion along the A27 have added their weight to the campaign to improve it. There is still time for other businesses to add their voice and fill out the survey.
The A27 Action campaign – launched a fortnight ago – has already won plenty of support from West Sussex businesses of all different sizes. Evidence has been flooding in from firms voicing their frustrations about how traffic jams affect their trade.
They have completed the 10-minute online survey to help the campaign present its case for investment to the Government.
West Sussex County Council leader Louise Goldsmith said: “We really want to encourage businesses to take the time to fill in this survey.
“The more examples we can show of how the A27 restricts our local economy from growing, the stronger our case to lobby the Government.”
West Sussex County Council will continue to gather evidence during July and August, with help from business networks, before a business case is handed to the Government in the autumn.
The A27 is one of six routes in England being considered for investment by the Government.
The other routes are:
- A303/A30/A358 corridor;
- A1 north of Newcastle;
- A1 Newcastle-Gateshead Western Bypass;
- Trans-Pennine routes; and
- A47 corridor between Peterborough and Great Yarmouth.
The Chancellor will announce which of the six schemes are still in the running for investment in his Autumn Statement.
If the A27 is on the shortlist, the Government is expected to indicate what the preferred route for any improvements will look like and how much it would cost.
The Government would then determine how much funding can be committed.
Visit the A27 Action website and complete the online survey.
If you are a resident and support improvements to the A27, you can show your support by ‘liking’ the A27 Action page on Facebook.