Issue 13, October 2018

Matters

£20million improvement proposals for A2300 corridor in Burgess Hill

A2300 proposalsWest Sussex County Council recently announced proposals for more than £20 million worth of highway improvements to improve traffic flow along the A2300 corridor and bring economic benefits to Burgess Hill and the surrounding area.

The plans, which include widening the A2300, providing a new footway/cycleway and the addition of new roundabouts, were recently displayed at a series of public exhibitions in Burgess Hill and Hurstpierpoint. They can be be viewed online at www.westsussex.gov.uk/a2300 until Sunday 28 October.

The A2300 improvements are an important part of the Burgess Hill Growth Programme, which will deliver significant development and investment over the next 15 years including 5,000 new homes, new schools, gigabit capable, full-fibre broadband, new business parks, regeneration of the town centre and the region’s first science and technology park.

The delivery of supporting infrastructure is an essential part of the plans and these improvements to the A2300, alongside further investment in sustainable transport, will be key to unlocking the future prosperity of the town.

If you would like to find out more about future plans for Burgess Hill visit www.BurgessHill.net.

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