Series of proposals for further major investment in Arun’s highway infrastructure

Proposals are being put forward as a further piece in the multi-million-pound ‘jigsaw’ of investment in Arun’s highway infrastructure.

Consultation will begin on Monday, 21 June on a set of proposals to improve road safety and journey times by changing junction layouts on the A259 between Bognor Regis and Littlehampton. This is in addition to:

The multi-million-pound scheme, currently under construction, which will widen approximately 2km of single carriageway to dual carriageway in Angmering and Littlehampton. 


The planned northern section of the Lyminster bypass, which has just received an £11.8million boost from the Department for Transport (DfT)
West Sussex County Council has worked closely with key stakeholders, including parish and town councils, plus the district council, in developing proposals to help ease congestion, make journeys safer and more reliable on the A259 between Bognor Regis and Littlehampton.

A total of 65 initial suggestions were reduced to 23, focusing on improving six main junctions between the A259/B2132 Yapton Road junction, known as Comet Corner, and the A259/A284 Wick Roundabout.

Joy Dennis, County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “These proposals represent a crucial piece in the ‘jigsaw’ of highway improvements we are either currently building or developing for the Arun area.

“We know that planned residential and employment developments in Arun will put further pressure on the busy A259, particularly along the section between Bognor Regis and Littlehampton. It’s vital that we continue to invest in our county’s infrastructure, just as we are doing with the A259 Angmering and Littlehampton dualling scheme and with our plans for the northern section of the Lyminster Bypass.

“By making these major investments, we are improving our highway network for residents, businesses and visitors alike.

“Now, we want to hear people’s views on these proposals before developing them further. You can do this from 21 June by completing the online questionnaire at https://yourvoice.westsussex.gov.uk/a259. ”

The proposals comprise:

A259/B2132 Yapton Road – convert staggered crossroads junction to a four-arm roundabout
A259/B2233 Yapton Road (Oystercatcher) – convert staggered crossroads junction to a four-arm roundabout
A259/Church Lane – realign and convert to a three-arm roundabout
A259/Ferry Road – convert staggered crossroads junction to a four-arm roundabout
A259/Bridge Road (Tesco) – addition of a filter lane
A259/A284 (Wick) – removal of one arm to form a four-arm roundabout
We have also developed further proposals for:

The Public Rights of Way (PRoW) east of Comet Corner junction
A259/Bairds Business Park junction
The Clympwick Bridge and its approaches

The consultation goes live on Monday, 21 June and closes at midnight on Sunday, 25 July 2021.

Anyone without internet access, or who needs the questionnaire in an alternative format, such as large print or Braille, can contact us on 01243 642105.

Subject to the DfT funding approval, the proposals would be further developed, with submission of an outline business case to the DfT in the winter of 2022.

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