24 Days To Go: A27 Funding

Maria Caulfield, Theresa May’s Conservative Candidate for Lewes, is today launching a countdown of the top 24 achievements she has had during her 24 months in Parliament to mark 24 days until the General Election. The first of these achievements is funding for the A27:

The duelling of the A27 took a step closer today. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has joined Conservative Parliamentary Candidates for Lewes and Eastbourne; Maria Caulfield and Caroline Ansell in Polegate to announce £3m of Government funding for the development of a dual carriageway on the A27.

The £3m will come from money secured earlier in the year when a consultation exercise was carried out by Highways England to find out residents’ preferred options for improvements. The latest news of £3m to study the case for a dual carriageway was announced earlier today in Polegate by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.

As Chair of the A27 Reference Group Maria Caulfield has been instrumental in securing the funding necessary to improve the A27 in the short term as well as plans for the long term to dual the road.

Maria Caulfield said “Residents have suffered long enough with the problems on the A27 and the failure over previous decades to ignore this issue. As chair of the A27 Reference Group I have achieved £75m worth of investment in the A27 which will lead to improved journey times and safer journeys.”

“The Transport Secretary has today visited Lewes to announce that £3m of the £75m already secured will be used to fund the development of a scheme to turn the A27 between Lewes and Polegate into a dual carriageway.”

"This is a much needed change that will boost the economy of the whole South East and improve lives for all who use the A27."


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