Work starts on traffic calming measures in Crawley

WORK has started this week on new traffic calming measures in Worth Road, Crawley.

Work on the £100,000 West Sussex County Council scheme is being carried out by Balfour Beatty and is expected to take seven weeks.

The improvements will include:

A new puffin crossing near Crawley Lane to assist school children and people visiting the doctors’ surgery.

Installation of eight sets of speed cushions spread throughout the length of Worth Road to contain traffic speeds.

Construction of a pedestrian refuge island between Blackwater Lane and Hillcrest Close.

Provision of an uncontrolled crossing ‘build-out’ near the Community Centre.

Renewing the red road surfacing of the School Safety Zone at the western end of the road and the additional area of red surfacing at the eastern end near the Balcombe Road junction.

Two and three way traffic lights are expected to be used during the work. Some disruption is expected for motorists but every effort will be made to keep this to a minimum.

Pieter Montyn, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “These new road safety measures will greatly benefit many local people, particularly pedestrians who regularly need to cross Worth Road.”