Where are we with RIS2, currently in draft form, the second round of spending on the "Strategic Road Network" ? It's been allocated £23.5bn funding in the Budget, partially secured by ring-fencing Vehicle Excise Duty.
Highways England is required to produce a draft strategic business plan by 31 January 2019, with the Office of Rail and Road carrying out an Efficiency Review by 30 June 2019, ahead of the final RIS in ‘late 2019’.
That's when we might find out more about the plans for an offline dual carriageway between Lewes and Polegate. Lewes MP Maria Caulfield told me she would publish the bid documents once they were all in. No sign.