Politicians discuss a solution to A27 jams

The A27 at Chichester
The A27 at Chichester
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TOP-level talks have been taking place to find ways of easing congestion problems on the A27.

Chichester’s MP Andrew Tyrie attended a meeting at County Hall in Chichester alongside other political figures in the area.

He said: ‘The A27 around Chichester badly needs improvement, and to the east of Chichester, as well.

‘People deserve to be able to get to work on time. Businesses need a better road, too.

‘We had valuable and detailed discussions about the problem and about how best to put our case to the government.’

In June last year, central government promised to fund – subject to value for money and availability – upgrades to six junctions along the A27 Chichester bypass between 2015 and 2019.

However since then, no firm plans have been put forward.

Louise Goldsmith, leader of West Sussex County Council, said a new campaign will call on the government to fund and build a dual carriageway east to west to help cut down on traffic jams.