A27

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A27
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Whiteparish (SU225237)
To:  Pevensey (TQ650051)
Distance:  103 miles (165.8 km)
Meets:  A36, A3090, A3057, M3, A33, A35, A335, B3035, A334, B3033, A3024, A3025, A3051, M27, B3334, A32, A3, A397, A2030, A3(M), A2030, A3023, B2149, A259, A286, B2145, B2144, A285, B2233, A29, B2132, A284, A280, A24, A2031, A283, A270, A293, A2036, A23, B2123, A277, A26, A2270, A22, B2247, A259
Former Number(s):  A26, A274
Highway Authorities

Highways England • Hampshire  • Portsmouth  • Southampton  • Wiltshire

Traditional Counties

Hampshire • Sussex • Wiltshire

Route outline (key)
A27 Whiteparish – Romsey (SW)
(A3090) Romsey (SW) – Romsey
A27 Romsey – Cosham
A27 Cosham – Pevensey

Route

The junction of the A27 and A293
Main Article: A27/route

The A27 is one of few roads that goes through just about every possible incarnation on its meander along the south coast. For most of the journey it's probably the most important road in the region, although driving along it you wouldn't notice.

Back in the sixties it was considered to be one of the most dangerous roads in the country. Thankfully, although much of the road is still substandard, many places have been given high-quality bypasses and upgrades, and the first 30 miles have been overshadowed by the M27.

History

Route of Chichester Bypass in 1946
Main Article: A27/history

The A27 has been subject to numerous upgrades throughout the years, particularly on its trunk section. These improvements have been of varying standard and appear to have had a variety of purposes in mind.

Notable locations

Southwick Hill Tunnel

Southwick Tunnel Southern Portals.JPG
Main Article: Southwick Hill Tunnel

The Southwick Tunnel was opened in 1996 and is located on the Brighton and Hove bypass between the junctions with the A270 and the A293.

Adur Viaduct

Shoreham Flyover - Geograph - 6248.jpg
Main Article: Adur Viaduct

The Adur Viaduct was opened in 1970 as part of the Shoreham bypass and crosses the Adur valley along with the River Adur, near Shoreham-by-Sea in West Sussex.

Opening Dates

Month Year Section Notes
August 2008 Southerham - Beddingham improvement S2+1 widening plus bridge replacing level crossing.
June 2002 Polegate bypass Dual carriageway bypass.
1996 Patching Junction Improvement Dual carriageway realignment
1996 Brighton and Hove bypass Dual carriageway bypass
1993 Crossbush bypass Dual carriageway bypass
1993 Westhampnett bypass Dual carriageway bypass
1991 Pevensey bypass Single carriageway bypass
1989 Fontwell bypass Dual carriageway bypass.
1989 Havant to Chichester improvement Dual carriageway bypass on line of previous M27 plans.
1972 Havant bypass Dual carriageway bypass
July 1970 Shoreham bypass Dual carriageway bypass
1970s Arundel bypass Single carriageway bypass of town centre.
1940s Chichester bypass Original single carriageway bypass
1939 Sompting bypass Part built to avoid tanks needing to pass through the narrow village streets, dualled later.
1930s North Lancing bypass Assumed dual carriageway bypass from Manor Road to Upper Boundstone Lane, now in the middle of urban Lancing.
1782 Old Shoreham Toll Bridge built Replaced the ferry. Still used until 1970.

External links

Roads UK

Highways England

Roads.org.uk

Pathetic Motorways

Motorway Services Online

BBC News



A27
ProjectsA27/Arundel Bypass • A27/Chichester Bypass
JunctionsAdur Interchange • Allington Lane Roundabout • Ashcombe Roundabout • Ashfield Roundabout • Beddingham Roundabout • Bedhampton Roundabout • Berwick Roundabout • Bognor Road Roundabout • Brickworth Corner • Broad Marsh Interchange • Castle Street Roundabout • Causeway Roundabout • Chilworth Interchange • Clapham Interchange • Coldean Interchange • Condor Avenue Roundabout • Cop Hall Roundabout • Cornaway Lane Roundabout • Crossbush Interchange • Danes Crossroads • Delme Roundabout • Devils Dyke Interchange • East Worthing Crossroads • Eastbourne Road Junction • Falmer Interchange • Farlington Roundabout • Fishbourne Roundabout • Fontwell East Roundabout • Fontwell West Roundabout • Ford Roundabout • Golden Jubilee Roundabout • Grove Lodge Roundabout • Hangleton Interchange • Hollingbury Interchange • Holmbush Interchange • Kanes Hill Roundabout • Lancing College Junction • Lancing Manor Roundabout • Langstone Interchange • Luzborough Roundabout • M27 J12 • Offington Corner • Oving Crossroads • Park Gate Interchange • Patcham Interchange • Paulsgrove Interchange • Pevensey Roundabout • Poling Corner • Portfield Roundabout • Portsbridge Roundabout • Preston Circus • Quay Street Roundabout • Resort Hotel Roundabout • Segensworth Roundabout • Southerham Roundabout • Spur Road Roundabout • St. Margarets Roundabout (Hampshire) • Station Roundabout (Fareham) • Stockbridge Roundabout • Tangmere Roundabout • Temple Bar Interchange • Titchfield Gyratory • Wallington Interchange • Warblington Interchange • West Street Roundabout • Westfield Corner • Whyke Roundabout • Windhover Roundabout
CrossingsAdur Viaduct • Bursledon Bridge • Mainstone Bridge • Mans Bridge • Portsbridge Roundabout • Southwick Hill Tunnel
RoadsNCN22 • NCN236 • T37 (Britain)
PlacesArundel • Brighton • Chichester • Eastbourne • Fareham • Havant • Hove • Lewes • Portsmouth • Romsey • Shoreham-by-Sea • Southampton • Worthing
MiscellaneousA27/Named Junctions • A27/history • A27/route
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