Active Travel improvements on the A259
Construction starts soon on a package of Active Travel improvements for cyclists and pedestrians on the A259, between Bognor Regis and Chichester.
The project is being funded by the Department for Transport from its Active Travel Fund to provide extra facilities to encourage walking and cycling. It will include:
- A new signalised ‘Toucan’ crossing for cyclists and pedestrians using the existing shared path and to replace the traffic island on the busy A259 near Marsh Lane, east of the Drayton roundabout
- A lower 50mph speed Limit on the A259 from the Drayton roundabout towards Bognor Regis – essential for the introduction of the stand-alone, traffic signal-controlled crossing
- Building lengths of new footway at each of the Merston Corner bus stops
- Real Time Passenger Information displays will be installed at both bus stops
Hours of work and journey delays/alterations
Subject to unforeseen circumstances, such as severe weather, work is scheduled to start on 3rd October and take until mid-December.
For the protection of the public and workforce, temporary traffic lights will be in operation from 19th October, so road users are advised to expect delays and allow more time for their journeys. During the works, cyclists and pedestrians are encouraged to use alternative crossing points on the A259, such as the uncontrolled crossing point just south of the Drayton roundabout.
Hours of work will usually be weekdays, 7.30am to 5.30pm, although some night or weekend working might be necessary.
The project, part of the County Council’s Active Travel improvement proposals, is currently estimated to cost approximately £300k.