Ian Lucas is a Director of Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce, a founder member of the SavetheDGH campaign, Local Businessman, avid fan of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and a former Leader of Eastbourne Borough Council.
As you can imagine, Ian uses the A27 regularly and shares the frustration of many at the state of this vital road link which connects Eastbourne and many surrounding towns and villages with Lewes, Brighton, Gatwick & Heathrow Airports and the national motorway network.
Today traffic was held up for miles in both directions as emergency repairs needed to be completed at Selmeston, pointless delays that may not have caused so much frustration if the road was wider and more able to be worked on when needed without bringing traffic to a standstill.
Ian tweeted "yet another ridiculously long hold up on A27 at Barley Mow corner, how long must this go on?" Sadly it wasn't any better on his return journey and he added "for the second time today, I'm queuing on the A27 and fed up, imagine the economic benefit to our town if it were upgraded".
Well said Ian!
If like Ian and many others, you think that something should be done now, join the cross party campaign to #upgradeA27now by signing our online e-petition by clicking here: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/42147
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