Have your say on proposed transport improvements between Bognor Regis and Chichester

Have your say on proposed transport improvements between Bognor Regis and Chichester

30/01/2024

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29 January 2024

Have your say on proposed transport improvements between Bognor Regis and Chichester

A259

West Sussex County Council is asking for your views on proposals for transport improvements along the A259 between Bognor Regis and Chichester.

The proposals being developed are part of the county council’s transport plan, which includes making walking, cycling and public transport more attractive options for short trips.

The A259 is a key route used by many to access education, jobs and local services. The proposed improvements are part of a wider strategy that also includes improving the performance of the A27 and supporting the transition to an increased use of electric vehicles.

Cllr Joy Dennis, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport at West Sussex County Council, said: “We are only in the early stages of these proposals, but it is important that we seek the views of residents and road users in this area to assist us in shaping our plans, which is why I urge you all to take part in this important consultation.”

The proposed improvements being considered include bus priority measures, junction improvements, the creation of additional space for cycling and walking, and new crossing points.

West Sussex County Council is asking for views on options to improve the A259 corridor at and between the following locations:

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    • A259 / A27 Bognor Road Roundabout
    • A259 / Drayton Lane Roundabout
    • A259 / B2259 North Bersted Bypass Roundabout
    • A259 North Bersted Bypass / Rowan Way Roundabout
    • A259 Rowan Way / A29 Shripney Road Roundabout
    • A259/A29 Felpham Relief Road junction.

The highways team will use feedback from the consultation to help develop potential designs.

The schemes are at an early stage of development and likely to depend on securing Government grant funding, therefore it is likely to be several years before any construction could commence.

You can find out more about these suggested improvements, have your say by completing a questionnaire and comment on an interactive map by visiting: yourvoice.westsussex.gov.uk/A259-chichester-bognorregis

The consultation will close at 23:55 on Sunday 10 March 2024.