AREA: West Sussex
Encouraging modal shift through sustainable transport
Delivery Body: West Sussex County Council
Coast to Capital LGF Allocation: £3m
Match Funding Contribution: £5.65m
Project Status: Delivering
Summary of Project
The A284 is an important north-south link road from the A27 at Crossbush providing access to Littlehampton and to a lesser extent Bognor Regis. Journey times, congestion and accessibility are affected by the Wick level crossing, which causes delays to traffic in both directions and can impact on the junction with the A259. A new bypass is proposed to improve safety and accessibility as well as contributing to regeneration in the Littlehampton and Bognor Regis areas.
Local Growth Funding is contributing, along with developer funding, towards the creation of the northern section of the bypass. The completed bypass will more efficiently connect the A27 with Littlehampton and therefore encourage growth in the area. Journey time will be reduced and the access will create an opportunity to improve the economic growth in the area by creating employment space, jobs and new homes.
In addition, this project will also facilitate the closure of the existing level crossing gate at Wick, which will improve safety and reduce Network Rail’s maintenance commitment, and also encourage more people to undertake local trips by foot or bike due to the improved cycling and pedestrian facilities.
- 1.8km Bypass to be built to improve access to Littlehampton area.
- New infrastructure including Black top carriageways, cyclist and pedestrian facilities, street lighting columns, signs and white lines.
- 630 Homes can be built.
- 13,000sqm Employment space which can lead to 700 jobs in the area.
- 1km Cycle ways developed to encourage sustainable transport.