Safer crossing and new footpath for busy roundabout in Pulborough

Work to create wider continuous footpath and new pedestrian crossing at Swan Corner roundabout starts January 30.

 
Last updated:
20 January 2017

Pedestrians will no longer have to take risks when walking around a busy roundabout in Pulborough.

West Sussex Highways is providing a wider continuous footpath between the (A29/A283) Swan Corner roundabout and Lower Street.

An existing parking bay will be removed so two existing footpaths can be connected.

A pedestrian crossing point will replace it, complete with dropped kerbs.

West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Bob Lanzer, said: “This is a busy location in Pulborough for traffic using the A29 and A283.

“Pedestrians feel exposed here without a footway and often have to walk a long way further down the road to cross where the road is wider and quieter.

“With a better footpath and crossing point, it will make things much safer.”

Work is due to start on Monday, January 30, weather permitting.

It will last for up to two weeks.

Temporary 24-hour traffic signals will be in place for the duration of the works, five days a week.

These signals will be manually controlled during peak hours, to help the flow of traffic.

No work is taking place at weekends, again to minimise disruption.

Bob added: “Unfortunately with work taking place at a busy location like this, there will be delays.

“Advance warning signs will be in place at all approaches to Pulborough.

“We ask everyone to be patient while this improvement is finished and avoid the area if they can.”

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