A259 Corridor Capacity Enhancement

THEME: Transport

AREA: West Sussex

Creating a better place to live, work and visit.

Delivery Body: West Sussex County Council

Theme: Transport

Coast to Capital LGF Allocation: £7.5m

Match Funding Contribution: £18.3m

Project Status: Delivering


Summary of Project

The A259 road runs from Havant to Folkstone along the south coast from Chichester to Eastbourne, passing through the city of Brighton and many coastal towns such as Seaford, Newhaven, Worthing and Littlehampton. The Arun Local Plan recognises that expected development will only increase the current traffic issues. If these traffic problems on the A259 are not addressed, the positive impacts of increased access to new homes and jobs may not be achieved.


For this reason, Local Growth Funds were awarded to this scheme and will contribute towards creating a new dual carriageway to replace the existing single carriageway, and in turn reduce congestion from Worthing to the junction between the A259 and the A284 in Littlehampton. This will also improve journey times and reduce queue lengths at junctions. The improvements in this area will support economic growth and allow the building of new infrastructure that will result in new homes, employment space and jobs.


This project will create new infrastructure including black top carriageway, street lighting columns and signage, along with shared cycle paths.


Key Outputs

  • Provide less congested routes and reduced journey times by improving 2km road infrastructure.
  • Creating 2km of new cycle ways.
  • New infrastructure including black top carriageway, street lighting columns, signs and white lines and a 3.5m nominal width cycle path
  • Support the allocation of 1,230 new homes and 95,000sqm of employment space

Here is a link to the scheme's Webpage: www.westsussex.gov.uk/A259

Photo © Robin Stott (cc-by-sa/2.0)

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