Crawley footpath set for £50k upgrade

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A major Crawley footpath will get a £50,000 upgrade.

A West Sussex County Council spokesman said Hyde Drive, Ifield, will have a new section of footway, its existing footways resurfaced, kerbs realigned and an improved pedestrian refuge after the seven-week scheme starts on Tuesday, March 15.

Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, John O’Brien, said: “There are a number of people using this path who are wheelchair and mobility scooter users.

“At the moment it is difficult for them to use the path and reach the Tesco Express because the footway is uneven and puddles form.

“These improvements will fix that problem and make the path much more accessible.”

Works will run from 7am to 5pm.

Two-way traffic lights will be in place.

Other carriageway repair and resurfacing works were to take place at the same time.

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