We welcomed more than 70 businesses at Worthing College, as well as Councillors and local MPs to officially kick off the campaign.
The campaign seeks the support from the many businesses, organisations and residents who would like to see the A27 a dual carriageway east to west and west to east. Time spent in traffic queues costs our businesses money and our residents irritation. This in turn sends traffic off around the country lanes and through villages causing misery to the locals whose villages suffer high volumes of traffic and poor air quality.
There’s been really good support already from the Chambers of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses to this campaign which is great and last night even more organisations pledged their support.
But why now you may be asking.
Currently the Government is considering 6 highways schemes in various parts of the country with a view to funding improvements on them.
The announcement of which roads will be successful will be made once the Government has completed its work. The A27 is included in the 6 schemes, but we know the competition is really tough which is why we are seeking the business support to make the economic case to Government. Of course residents count too which is also why we are launching the ActionA27 website – www.a27action.co.uk - and Facebook page too at Facebook.com/A27action – so please do take a look and please support. We need everyone’s help to make the case for the A27.