Release date: 4 August 2020
Construction work is set to start next week in Worthing on the second of seven temporary cycleway schemes in West Sussex.
Work is progressing well on the Chichester cycleway (pictured), which began last week: now the Worthing Grove Lodge roundabout to town centre scheme is set to start (subject to factors such as severe weather) week commencing 10 August.
It is likely to take about three weeks to complete and will comprise a combination of traffic segregation ‘wands’, temporary 20mph speed limits and road markings and signage, with roadspace reallocated to provide safe space for cyclists in each direction.
Road users are advised to please allow extra time for their journeys or, if possible, seek alternative routes while the works are ongoing as delays are likely.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused during the works but our contractor will do all it can to minimise this as much as possible.
Start dates for the Shoreham and Crawley temporary cycleways are expected to be announced soon.
The seven schemes, totalling 21km of new and improved cycle lanes, will provide improved travel choice for both residents and visitors and help to link commuting destinations in each of the county’s borough and district areas as the Government eases lockdown in the COVID-19 crisis.
Details can be found at www.westsussex.gov.uk/popupcyclelanes
Notes to editors
Statutory Guidance issued by Department for Transport on 23 May, directed councils to introduce these measures. Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, said at the time: “The Government therefore expects local authorities to make significant changes to their road layouts to give more space to cyclists and pedestrians.
“Such changes will help embed altered behaviours and demonstrate the positive effects of active travel....”