Release date: 3 January 2019
Work starts soon to build a mini roundabout which will help drivers exit a side road in Felpham.
Both the local county councillor and the parish council identified the Summerley Lane/Felpham Way junction as needing improvement.
Local consultation led to the new mini roundabout being included in an improvement scheme, which is aimed at reducing the impact of increased traffic from new developments in the area. It will:
• make it easier for traffic movements in and out of Summerley Lane
• improve safety for those making a right turn out of the junction, and
• help reduce traffic speeds in this part of Felpham Way.
The introduction of the mini roundabout also means the controlled pedestrian crossing will need to be moved - to outside the petrol station. The existing pedestrian refuge islands will be enlarged to provide safer places to cross the road.
The work is scheduled to start on 21 January and should take about six weeks, subject to factors such as severe weather.
Three-way, temporary traffic lights will be in operation for the majority of the works and will include a temporary pedestrian crossing facility.
A West Sussex Highways spokesperson said: “We apologise for any inconvenience and delays caused during the works. Please be assured we will do all we can to try to limit this as much as possible by manually controlling the temporary traffic lights during peak periods.”
The project is being funded from developer contributions and will cost about £140k.