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Highway Authority
West Sussex
Forward Destination on
A27, A259
Next Primary Destinations
Bognor Regis • Portsmouth • Worthing
Other Nearby Primary Destinations
Other Nearby Destinations
Havant • Midhurst
Places related to the A27
Portsmouth • Southampton • Brighton • Fareham • Worthing • Hove • Lewes • Eastbourne • Romsey • Havant • Arundel • Shoreham-by-Sea
Places related to the A259
Brighton • Bognor Regis • Worthing • Hove • Newhaven • Eastbourne • Hastings • Folkestone • Brenzett • Rye • Hythe • Littlehampton • Havant • Bexhill • Shoreham-by-Sea

Chichester is a small cathedral city in western Sussex.

The A27 runs East to West and used to run through the city prior to 1940, when the city was bypassed to the South. It was later fully widened to a dual carriageway and has many at-grade roundabouts and junctions and is often heavily congested. There are plans to improve these junctions or provide a new bypass to the North of the city. The A286 Runs North to South and used to run through the city prior to 1970, when an inner-ring road was built and the city centre pedestrianised. The A259 also passes through the city, it used to be the Western terminus, however since the A27 was realigned to the west, the A259 takes its old route. Other classified roads also run through the city.

Two National Cycle routes pass through the city, these being the NCN2 and RCN88.


The bypass

The 3.84 mile road from Main Road, Fishbourne to Stane Street, Westhampnett opened on 11 May 1940 without ceremony. Work had commenced in July 1938. Just over a mile of the dual carriageway was finished, the remainder being left as single carriageway due to war time measures. Works were suspended and footpaths and cycle tracks were also unconstructed, apart from at junctions. Overall width was 100 feet with 22 foot carriageways. Cost to date was £110,000 of the £203,500 scheme cost. The eastern 0.3 mile north of Portfield Way later became unclassified.


Route To Notes


Portsmouth, Havant


Worthing, Brighton, Tangmere


Bognor Regis


Bosham, Fishbourne


Petworth, Guildford, Westhampnett, Halnaker


Birdham, Wittering


Midhurst, Lavant


Petersfield, Hartling, Chilgrove via A286


Hunston, Sidlesham, Selsey


N. & S. Mundham, Runcton, Pagham, Bognor Regis


Funtington, E. Ashling


Selsey, Sidlesham (B2145), Donnington Village

NCN2 • NCN288 • A27 • A259 • A285 • A286 • A294 • A2024 • B2143 (Worthing - Chichester) • B2144 • B2145 • B2166 • B2178 • B2179 • B2201 • C3 (West Sussex) • C5 (West Sussex) • M27 • T37 (Britain)
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Places in South East England
Major DestinationsBrighton • Canterbury • Channel Tunnel • Chichester • Dover • Guildford
Primary DestinationsAshford • Bognor Regis • Crawley • Dartford Crossing • Dorking • East Grinstead • Eastbourne • Farnham • Folkestone • Gatwick Airport • Hastings • Horsham • Lewes • Maidstone • Margate • Newhaven • Ramsgate • Reigate • Sevenoaks • Sheerness • Staines • Thamesport • Tunbridge Wells • Uckfield • Worthing
Other PlacesBexhill • Billingshurst • Brenzett • Burgess Hill • Chatham • Dartford • Esher • Ewell • Faversham • Gillingham • Gravesend • Haywards Heath • Hindhead • Hove • Hythe • Leatherhead • Littlehampton • Midhurst • Redhill • Rochester • Rye • Sandwich • Shoreham-by-Sea • Sittingbourne • Swanley • Tenterden • Tonbridge • Weybridge • Woking

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