Whyke Road crossing to be made safer

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Crossing the busy Whyke Road on foot will soon be made safer when the pedestrian crossing is moved further away from the A27 roundabout.

West Sussex Highways is extending the footpath and connecting it to the Whyke Roundabout footbridge.

It follows years of Whyke residents complaining of the dangers of crossing the road leading into Chichester.

Work starts on Monday, February 6, and is expected to last four weeks, subject to the weather.

West Sussex County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport, Bob Lanzer, said: “This improvement will make people feel much less exposed when crossing Whyke Road.

“By extending the footpath, there will be no need for pedestrians to be so close to such a busy roundabout.

“It will also be a superior link for the footbridge across the roundabout too.”

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