MP confirms Arundel bypass plans remain on track
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has confirmed that the promised £350 million from Government to deliver an Arundel bypass remains firmly in place, and the programme is on time.
The MP welcomed the Government’s commitment to build the long-awaited Arundel bypass following an ‘inaccurate’ report published in The Times last week which suggested some road schemes could be dropped.
Mr Herbert said: “The Arundel Bypass is not under threat. The £350 million funding for it has been committed and remains in place.
“Chris Grayling, the Transport Secretary, confirmed that the bypass would go ahead, subject to consultation, when I met him last month to discuss it. In fact, Highways England have now restored the start date to ‘by the end of March 2020’ after it had slipped to 2021 at one point. The bypass will open in 2022.
“I spoke to Chris Grayling personally last week who has confirmed all of this.”
1. Chichester scheme
Start date: March 2020
End date: TBC
2. Arundel bypass
Start date: 2020
End date: 2022
3. Worthing & Lancing improvements
Start date: 2021
End date: 2023