We have received notification about changes to the status of the A29. This has come about due to discussion between the Ministry of Transport, Highways and West Sussex CC, it seems. We have only received this news through a WSCC Councillor. It does look as though there is an intention to keep this low key! There was a short -rather irritated – piece about this in the recent Pulborough Parish Magazine from their PC Chairman.
The intention/proposal is to change the status of the A29 from a “local lorry route” to one of “National Heavy Goods vehicle” route. This will have the result of increasing HGV use of the A29 between Horsham and the South Coast. None of the towns and villages along the route appear to have been informed. There is a map ( to download) which shows the current lorry routes across the County; it is possible to imagine what the new one will look like and its effect at various points between Adversane and Fontwell.