Release date: 23 March 2021
A new footway will be built in Gossops Green, Crawley, to improve pedestrian access for all, including parents and children going to and from the nearby school.
A section of footway will be built on the verge in Capel Lane, which is near both shops and Gossops Green Primary School. Work is schedule to start on 29 March and will take about three weeks, subject to factors such as severe weather.
A West Sussex Highways spokesperson said: “This project will improve pedestrian access for the whole community, including the school.
“The opportunity arose for some of this work to be done over the Easter school holiday, when there should be reduced traffic.”
The intention is for Capel Lane to be kept open but traffic will be dissuaded from parking on-street for the length from the school access northwards towards Paddockhurst Road. The school will encourage pupil pick-up and drop-off away from this area, and the contractor will work furthest away from the school gate until the school breaks for Easter.
The project is estimated to cost approximately £23,000.