Positive steps forward in pavements programme

About 70 sites have been improved so far in the 2017/18 financial year

 
Last updated:
6 November 2017


This year’s Even Better Pavements programme of improvements is progressing well.

About 70 sites have been improved so far in the 2017/18 financial year – compared to 90 for the whole of 2016/17.

Feedback from residents via survey cards has also been positive, with 97.4 per cent saying they were satisfied with the work.

Bob Lanzer, West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure, said: “It’s great to hear Even Better Pavements is making such good progress and also that all the hard work is appreciated by residents.”

West Sussex Highways looks after nearly 4,000km of pavements in the county and every pavement is inspected at least once a year.

The Even Better Pavements work is above and beyond the annual road improvements and maintenance programme.

Priority is given to pathways used for approaches to schools, clinics and hospitals, and areas with high footfall, with the aim of helping to protect the most vulnerable in the community from slips, trips and falls on uneven surfaces.

The county council spent £2million on Even Better Pavements in 2016/17 and is spending £3million in 2017/18.

Pavements are reconstructed or given a new asphalt surface. The programme is subject to change, dependent on weather and other factors.

Sites completed this financial year include:

• London Road, Bognor Regis – Library, police station and town centre shops are located within London Road
• Glamis Street, Bognor Regis – St Mary’s Roman Catholic school located within Glamis Street
• William Street, Bognor Regis – Walking route between town centre and St Mary’s RC School
• Victoria Drive, Bognor Regis – Location of numerous community facilities, including Bognor Regis Nursery School, churches, care homes, an association for blind people and a veterinary surgery
• Shripney Road, Bognor Regis – Walking route connecting Shripney village to the rest of Bognor Regis

• Waterlea, Crawley – Waterlea Adventure Playground is in this road
• Ashburnham Road, Crawley – Furnace Green Playing Field and Community Centre are within this road
• Loppets Road, Crawley – The Oaks Primary School and recreation ground are within this road
• Town Mead, Crawley – Walking route between residential areas and Crawley Leisure Park
• Sylvan Road, Crawley – Walking route to several local community centres, including churches and dental surgery

• Station Road, East Grinstead – Walking route between train and bus stations and town centre
• Holtye Road, East Grinstead – Queen Victoria hospital is located within this road
• Halsford Park Road, East Grinstead – Halsford Park School is located within this road

• Lovers Walk, Henfield – Walking route to church and care home

• Crabtree Lane, Lancing – Monks Recreation Ground is within this road and is a busy walking route to nearby schools

• Victoria Road and Elizabeth Road, Worthing – Surgery, veterinary surgery and church are within this road
• Norfolk Street and Cobden Road, Worthing – St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Heene Cof E Primary School and Victoria Park recreation ground are within these roads
• Salvington Road, Worthing – Location of numerous community facilities, including Durrington Junior School, library, church and care homes
• Durrington Hill, Worthing – Church is within this road and is a walking route to a local hospital and schools
• Chesswood Road, Worthing – Location of Chesswood Junior School, church and numerous nursery schools and health centres
• Ham Road, Worthing – Walking route to local shops and numerous nearby schools and nurseries


Pictured: before and after pictures in Halsford Park Road, East Grinstead

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