Crawley commuter road to be closed for £150,000 works

Traffic update
Traffic update

A Crawley commuter road will be closed during £150,000 improvement works.

A public drop-in session explaining the scheme for Billinton Drive and Station Hill in Maidenbower at Maidenbower Community Centre, Harvest Road, will run from 3pm to 8pm on Friday (October 2).

West Sussex County Council will remove chicane features and narrow the road narrowed at the Worth Way cycle route; install a raised table and speed cushions in Billinton Drive; extend the shared use cycleway/footways in Billinton Drive and Station Hill.

John O’Brien, West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport said: “Removing the chicanes will improve driver behaviour.

“At the moment the facilities are out of date.

“They cause drivers to accelerate and brake hard when navigating through gaps in the traffic.

“These improvements will make the road safer.”

A council spokesman said the works would start on October 15 and last for 12 weeks in two phases.

Works on the road will run overnight from 8pm to 6am for about five weeks.

The county council will close Billinton Drive to traffic overnight and divert traffic along Worth Park Avenue, Worth Road, Balcombe Road and Maidenbower Drive.

Works on the cycleway/footpath will run from 7.30am to 5.30pm for about seven weeks.

The timings were subject to the weather.

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