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Burgess Hill’s improvements continue Posted On 01 April 2021

Improvements to local footpaths in Burgess Hill are due to begin this month, as the Green Circle path and cycleway improvement plans continue

 

Mid Sussex District Council is set to start work on ‘route 11’, which comprises a series of existing footpaths at the eastern extent of the town, some of which form part of the Green Circle. It connects Manor Road to the north, Cants Lane to the west, and Kings Way to the south. This route is part of an 11-route plan which will help links by resurfacing or surfacing where required with an appropriate finish, removing barriers to provide accessible facilities to all, and signposting routes where using road carriageway. With this phase being implemented back in October 2020, it should be noted that improvements between Gatehouse Lane and Malthouse Lane are now completed, and these walkways are now open to the public once more.

There’s more to these improvements than simply resurfacing walkways and cycleways, removing barriers, and adjusting signposting, though. The scheme will also aim to drop kerbs and improve highway crossing points, as well as create opportunities for place making such as benches and wildlife enhancements.

Local residents will be thankful that these initial updates will not impact transport, as the council have said that no bus routes will be affected, nor any existing on-street parking facilities.

In other news, Homes England are working in partnership with Mid Sussex District Council, West Sussex County Council and Highways England, to build a new road, which will allow construction traffic to access development plots for housing and schools, re-routing heavy vehicle traffic away from Freeks Lane, where Countryside Properties are currently developing 460 homes.

As has already been mentioned, work has commenced on route 11 of this initial phase, and is due to be completed mid-May 2021.

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