Release date: 14 January 2021
A programme of nine improvement schemes, with pedestrians, schoolchildren and people with disabilities in mind, has been completed.
The dropped crossing point projects, many with tactile paving for the visually impaired, have been built at a total of about £64,000.
They were in Annandale Avenue, Bognor Regis, The Esplanade, Bognor Regis, Kidborough Road and Paddockhurst Road, Gossops Green in Crawley, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead, Maypole Road, East Grinstead, The Street, East Preston, Burrell Road, Haywards Heath, West Way, Littlehampton, and Ennerdale Drive, Sompting.
The Kidborough Road and Paddockhust Road scheme in Gossops Green involved the approaches to Gossops Green Primary School, and included the installation of bollards to protect the footway and pedestrians from inconsiderate, and potentially dangerous, parking.
The school’s Deputy Principal, Mark Warwick, said: “Gossops Green Primary school are delighted with the pedestrian safety measures put in place over the summer by the council. Our children are now much safer coming to school and parents with pushchairs are able to cross the road much more easily due to the dropped kerbs.
“The bollards provide a much-needed additional layer of protection to our school community whilst they are travelling to and from our school. They have also stopped inconsiderate parking on the pavements – making the pavements safer for all.”
This programme of works is part of the £19million worth of improvement works taking place on West Sussex’s roads and footways between September 2020 and March 2021.
Notes to editors:
The 2020/21 Highway and Transport Delivery Programme can be seen online and detailed information and a map of all roadworks is also available on our website.