Release date: 02 February 2024
As part of West Sussex County Council (WSCC) and Worthing Borough Council’s partnership Growth Programme, WSCC is delivering £3 million of public realm, walking, cycling and community safety improvements to Railway Approach.
Councillor Steve Waight, Cabinet Member for Support Services and Economic Development said: “I’m excited to see how these improvements transform the area as Railway Approach is an important point of arrival into Worthing and sets the impression for visitors to the town. The improvements will help enhance the experience of visitors and commuters as well as promoting active and sustainable travel in the area.”
Key elements of the Worthing Railway Approach project will include new paving, additional trees and plants, additional seating and the widening of paving and crossing points for pedestrian safety. For more information on the works visit Worthing Railway Approach and Cross Street | Your Voice West Sussex .
Cllr Joy Dennis, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “Alongside the Railway Approach improvements we are also undertaking improvements to Cross Street. These improvements are being delivered as part of the Active Travel Programme’s £2.2 million of investment in West Sussex, these works will promote active travel through cycling and walking improvements.”
A contraflow cycle lane will be introduced along Railway Approach and Cross Street serving westbound cyclists and a raised table and crossing at the junction with Railway Approach will be created to increase pedestrian safety. Additional bike racks and a hub for bike hire will also be included.
The improvements are due to be completed by the end of 2024 and access to and from the train station will remain open throughout construction with access routes temporarily adjusted as the construction progresses. Access will also be maintained along Victoria Road, Oxford Road and Railway Approach but lane restrictions and pedestrian and cycle re-routing will be required to allow phased construction of the works.
The works are in line with West Sussex County Council’s Council Plan priority of supporting a sustainable and prosperous economy through providing a safer, more efficient and overall resilient transport network.