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THE government’s commitment to improving the A27 in West Sussex has been welcomed.

Officials at West Sussex County Council are pleased after the Treasury announced plans for £100bn pounds to be spent on the UK’s infrastructure.

The Treasury has promised to fund – subject to value for money and availability – upgrades to six junctions along the A27 Chichester bypass between 2015 and 2019.

The Treasury will also fund feasibility studies to solve the A27 traffic bottlenecks affecting Arundel and the Worthing to Lancing corridor.

Councillor Pieter Montyn, who heads transport in West Sussex, said: ‘This is excellent news – it is what we have been pushing for for a long time.

‘We have not seen the detail yet of course, but for the first time we have official recognition from the government about the problems on the A27.

‘The Chichester bypass is mentioned by name and there is a commitment to take forward schemes to improve the six junctions in the 2015 to 2019 spending period.’