West Sussex County Council is making four safety improvements in Felpham village to slow traffic.
The safety measures will discourage through traffic from using Felpham village and encourage drivers to use the Felpham Relief Road when it opens next year instead.
The improvements are as follows:
Upper Bognor Road junction with Sea Road (Snooks Corner)
· A new pedestrian crossing with a central island and tactile paving.
Felpham Road junctions with Old Coastguards and Admiralty Road
· A 3 metre build-out outside the Five Star Taxi office. It will create a distinction between the parking area and the corner of Old Coastguards.
· A footpath opposite Admiralty Road.
Felpham Road junction with Vicarage Lane
· Reprioritised junction. This will encourage traffic heading north up Felpham Road to turn into Vicarage Lane.
· Build-outs to narrow the road and two new pedestrian islands.
Limmer Lane junction.
· A raised platform to calm traffic.
Work starts on Thursday, October 29 in four phases.
It will take about 12 weeks to complete, subject to weather conditions.
There will be a break over the Christmas holiday before work restarts in January.
A public drop-in session takes place at the St Mary’s Centre, Grassmere Close, Felpham, PO22 7NU on Monday, October 26.
Officers are available to answer questions from the public between 2pm and 5pm.
County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, John O’Brien, said: “This series of improvements will make Felpham village feel more like a village again.
“They will slow traffic speeds and make it safer for pedestrians.”
Felpham Parish Council chairman David Edwards said: “Felpham Parish Council is delighted these safety improvements are now taking place.
“They are designed to encourage motorists to use the new relief road, and will therefore discourage motorists from using our village centre as a rat run.
“The improvements will undoubtedly make our village safer for residents, particularly those who wish to walk or cycle.”
More information can be found here.