New town centre mini-roundabout to improve road safety for ‘cyclists in particular’

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Work starts soon to install a mini-roundabout in Bognor Regis town centre to improve safety for all road users – and cyclists in particular.

The mini-roundabout will replace the current “give way” arrangement in Argyle Road and West Street. Road safety experts believe this will encourage drivers in West Street to slow down at the junction.

Evening and night-time work has been planned to minimise disruption to public transport as the roads are on a bus route from the town centre to the seafront.

The closure of Argyle Road, from the junction with West Street to Bassett Road, has been scheduled for November 13 to 17 to allow for the weather-dependent road painting. However, West Sussex County Council says the work should take “just one night and the closure and diversion will be lifted as soon as the weather allows the improvements to be completed”.

Two illuminated signs will be installed to highlight the new mini-roundabout. Emergency vehicle, residential and pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. The alternative route for traffic will be signed via Aldwick Road, Victoria Drive, Linden Road, Canada Grove, Queensway and vice versa.

There will be some inconvenience during the work, for which West Sussex County Council  says they apologise, but “we will do all we can to keep this to a minimum”.

 




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