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A27: Selmeston

Volume 470: debated on Friday 25 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps are being taken to improve safety on the A27 in the Selmeston area; and what the timetable is in each case. (181978)

The Highways Agency undertook investigations into accident types in the Selmeston area in 2006-07. As a result, a programme of schemes has been developed to address safety concerns.

In December 2007 the Highways Agency extended the double white lines and the existing 40 mph speed limit by approximately 400 metres west of Selmeston village where accidents have occurred due to vehicle movements at a bend and lay-by.

During the next three years the Agency is planning, subject to funding, to improve safety on the A27 in the Selmeston area in two other locations:

Between Selmeston and Middle Farm localised widening, introduction of a central hatched area and physical islands to discourage inappropriate overtaking.

Improvements to the junctions between the A27 with Common Lane, Bopeep Lane and The Street.