First year of ‘better pavements’ programme almost complete

West Sussex County Council
West Sussex County Council

The first half of a two-year programme to improve pavements in locations across West Sussex is due to be completed in May.

West Sussex Highways targeted pavements and footways most used by vulnerable residents to protect them from slips, trips and falls.

The first year of the ‘Even Better Pavements’ programme should be completed in May 2017.

Pavements which serve schools, clinics, hospitals and areas with high footfall, have been prioritised.

It was the first year of a two-year programme worth £5 million, with £2million spent in 2016-17.

Improvements were carried out in locations including Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath.

West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport Bob Lanzer said: “We are delighted the first year of our programme has been delivered on time and on budget.

“Our investment has made pavements and footways in the locations we have been to smoother and safer.

“While this work has been on-going, behind the scenes we have been prioritising and organising the locations in the county to focus on in 2017/18.

“We shall be announcing this list shortly.”

Anyone who notices damaged or missing paving slabs, or any other footway damage, can report them online via www.lovewestsussex.gov.uk.

Here is the full list of pavements and footways improved in 2016-17:

Burgess Hill:

Nightingale Lane

Lower Church Road*

Oak Hall Park

Folders Lane*

Beechwoods

Pinehurst

Hazel Grove

Valebridge Road*

Junction Road

The Nursery*

The Spinney*

Potters Lane

Franklands Way

Greenlands Drive

Greenlands Close

The Brow

Haywards Heath:

Washington Road

Burrell Road

Sandrocks Way

Washington Road to Bentswood Close E path

Heath Road*

Farlington Close

Hurstwood Lane

Sydney Road*

Harlands Road

Lucastes Road to Butlers Green Road

New England Road

Paddockhall Road*

Greenhill Way Estate

Culross Avenue & Lucas Grange

Hurstfield Close

*Work will be completed between March and May 2017.

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