Residents’ traffic-calming calls answered

'They were concerned about the speed of traffic, that it was being used as a cut-through by non-residential road users, and they had safety concerns for pedestrians and cyclists...'

 

Release date: 3 January 2020

Residents’ calls for ‘cut-through’ traffic and vehicle speeds to be reduced in a Bognor Regis road are being answered - with the installation of traffic-calming.

The community-led initiative aims to slow down vehicles in Frith Road and discourage non-residential traffic from using the area.

A West Sussex Highways spokesperson said: “Residents asked us to review traffic conditions in Frith Road, and Westloats Lane to Collyer Avenue, which fronts The Regis School, Phoenix Youth Centre and The Arena Sports Centre.

“They were concerned about the speed of traffic, that it was being used as a cut-through by non-residential road users, and they had safety concerns for pedestrians and cyclists, given that it is a 20mph, low-speed zone.”

Work is scheduled to start on 20 January, subject to factors such as severe weather. Three pairs of speed cushions (mini speed humps) and a raised table (raised section of road with a ramp on each side) will be installed in Frith Road between Pevensey Road and Gravits Lane.

Frith Road will be closed to vehicular through-traffic in phases and signed diversions will be in place. 

The spokesperson added: “Work of this nature does cause disruption, for which we apologise. Every effort will be made to try to minimise the inconvenience: for example, being near The Regis School and Southway Primary schools, we have chosen to schedule the work between 20 January and 21 February, which includes the half-term holiday (17 to 21 February).”

To construct the raised-table, at the entrance to Gravits Lane, The Arena and The Regis School, the junction and car park will be closed to vehicles on Friday 21st February between 9am to 4pm, except for emergencies.

The total cost of the scheme will be about £95,000.

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