West Sussex completes dropped crossing project

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West Sussex County Council has announced the completion of a £64,000 project to lower crossing points, improving pavements across the region.

In total, some nine schemes saw crossings upgraded with the needs of pedestrians, schoolchildren and people with disabilities in mind.

Crossings in Bognor Regis, Crawley, East Grinstead, East Preston, Haywards Heath, Littlehampton and Sompting were revised as part of the project.

In Gossops Green, the Kidborough Road and Paddockhust Road scheme involved the approaches to Gossops Green Primary School, which included the installation of bollards to protect the footway and pedestrians from inconsiderate, and potentially dangerous, parking.

The schemes near Gossops Green Primary School saw bollards installed to protect the footway and pedestrians

The school’s deputy principal, Mark Warwick, said: “Gossops Green Primary School is delighted with the pedestrian safety measures put in place over the summer by the council. Our children are now much safer coming to school and parents with pushchairs are able to cross the road much more easily due to the dropped kerbs.

“The bollards provide a much-needed additional layer of protection to our school community whilst they are travelling to and from our school. They have also stopped inconsiderate parking on the pavements – making the pavements safer for all.”

This latest programme of works is part of West Sussex’s wider £19m improvement scheme, which is due to be completed by March.

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