Release date: 9 September 2019
Works to create a cycleway along Ifield Avenue, Crawley, will start next Monday 16 September.
The works are scheduled to take place for 14 weeks, ending on Friday 20 December and will cost £350,000.
The existing footway along the north east side of Ifield Avenue, from the Ifield Drive roundabout to the entrance of the rugby club, will be widened to approximately 3 metres to create a shared use cycleway/footway. Three raised tables will also be created to improve the ease of use and visibility of the cycleway where it crosses side road junctions (the junctions with Stagelands, Stafford Road and Rushetts Road).
Some sections of fencing and trees will also be removed to enable the widening. New trees will be planted nearby to replace those being removed.
West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure, Roger Elkins, said: “One of our council priorities is to improve or introduce better cycling infrastructure across the county. The aim is that the new cycleway will encourage cycling, particularly to the two schools in the local area.
“It’s possible that the works will cause some disruption in the local area. We will of course make every effort to minimise the impact of the project but there will be a requirement for traffic signals at times and short road closures for most of the side junctions when the raised tables are being constructed.”
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