The long-awaited feasibility study commissioned by West Sussex County Council into making the A281 Downs Link crossing safe has now been published. The report looked at three options: a bridge, a Pegasus crossing and an uncontrolled crossing of the road.

WSCC have responded by saying that, despite a bridge being in their words their “preferred option”, they are unable to make an economic case for a bridge and are undertaking further investigation work into whether a Pegasus crossing would be a viable option.

We believe a further look at the whole process needs to be made before any final decision is taken and hope to discuss this with WSCC.

You can read our full statement here.

What a bridge over the A281 could look like