Release date: 25 February 2020
Additional work starts this week to try to prevent traffic turning right into, and out of, Bognor Regis Retail Park.
In October last year, a new layout, with traffic islands, was built at the retail park’s junction with Rowan Way. The aim was to ease congestion by preventing right turns that were causing traffic hold-ups. However, some road users continued to turn right, driving around or over the islands with the potential to cause collisions.
To reinforce the right-turn ban, off-peak work starts on Wednesday (26 February) to install:
- Bollards in the centre of Rowan Way on the junction’s western approach and centre traffic island
- Bollards on the southern footway adjacent to the uncontrolled pedestrian crossing point and the western end of the segregated cycle and pedestrian facilities at the A29 roundabout
- Signs on the eastbound approach to the Retail Park junction indicating the prohibited right turn and the correct route via the A29 roundabout
- Signs on Rowan Way to the Retail Park’s west to indicate the need for A29 traffic to make a 180 degree turn at the North Bersted roundabout.
The works will be carried out between 9.30am and 3.30pm, with temporary traffic lights in place for the safety of both road users and the workforce. Access to and from the Retail Park will be maintained throughout.
Subject to factors such as severe weather, the work is scheduled to be finished by Friday 6 March.
The original project budget of £131,000 included contingencies and these extra measures are expected to be met within that original estimated total cost.