Is there more cash for A27 or not?

Regarding the A27, why does Mr Loughton persist with his stories?

Friday, 14th October 2016, 8:21 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 3:11 am

It is obvious that if we get a dual carriageway, it will need slip roads, so we get six lanes – simple maths Mr Loughton.

It is also clear from the minutes of the A27 Working Group that Highways England went out of their way to AVOID taking a dual carriageway off the options. It appears to be a sensible risk assessment to worry about multi-lane highways won’t take them off the list, particularly since Mr Loughton talks about ‘minor’ increase in the speed limit – so 40 becomes 50.

Nearly doubling the noise from tyres and engines, and at 50 limits, you can’t have traffic turning in and out of driveways, so again some 300 houses potentially lose access.

One minute, Mr Loughton says it is all limited by budget. The next minute he says he can obtain more funding. Either it is limited or it’s not. So which is it please?

Not scaremongering, just logical deductions. Of course, we might see the MP who promised to campaign for a bypass actually do so, or we might not. As for me, I’m worrying that Worthing is about to be stitched up if folks don’t protest.

First stop will be the Pier Pavilion at 7pm on October 28. Did Mr Loughton choose the Friday of half-term week to minimise attendance? Take your questions everyone and see you there.

N Kerridge,

High Salvington


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