Update: New traffic light crossing and school keep clear markings plans approved

Consultations opens on long sought for traffic calming measures and pedestrian crossings on Turners Hill Road. Pic Steve Robards SR1517386 SUS-150721-122148001
Consultations opens on long sought for traffic calming measures and pedestrian crossings on Turners Hill Road. Pic Steve Robards SR1517386 SUS-150721-122148001

A £110,000 scheme for a new traffic light crossing, speed limit sign and a school keep clear markings has been approved.

County councillors last night (Wednesday May 18) voted on the proposed traffic regulation order (TRO) in Turners Hill Road, Worth at Crawley Library.

Works to build the new controlled Puffin Crossing and vehicle-activated speed limit sign east of Ashurst Drive will start this financial year. School Keep Clear markings along Turners Hill Road and Church Road will be formalised through the TRO, said a council spokesman.

A council document stated: “The local community has identified a need for improved crossing and speed reduction measures on the section of Turners Hill Road between Worth Corner and the M23 motorway bridge.

“The proposals will give pedestrians wishing to cross the road at this location a safer method to do so. The lining improvements and addition of a Vehicle Activated Signs will also influence safer driver behaviours at this section of Turners Hill Road.”

It added: “It is anticipated the scheme will have a positive impact on driver behaviours on this section of Turners Hill Road as well as addressing the community aspiration of having a safe crossing point.

“There is a likely impact of traffic stopping when a demand is placed at the new crossing facility for pedestrians to cross. The impact of this will be minimal.

“Through the statutory duties placed on the County Council by the Road Traffic Regulation Act, the legally enforceable School Keep Clear markings will prevent cars from stopping on school entrances and meet the needs identified by the school community.”

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