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A217 toucan crossing

A217 toucan crossing works - update 11 May

The water company have completed testing their new water pipes (at the area of the crossing) and so we can now complete the project.

We are now asking our specialist contractors to come back to complete the high friction surface and put up the new traffic lights. It can typically take around 28 days for a specialist team to start work from the date we make the order (depending on other work commitments, time required to order specialist materials and other road works happening in the area at the time). This means that work to start completing the crossing may be around 11 June 2018, however we will ask for the earliest date possible, with the school half-term holidays being our preferred option if possible.

It will take approximately five working days to complete the crossing.

We have made every effort to make sure that there is no undue delay here at the council and the new traffic lights have been electrically tested and are here waiting in the council's stores. Thank you for your on-going patience.

Background information

We are providing a toucan crossing on the A217 Brighton Road in Banstead for pedestrians and cyclists. The purpose of the scheme is to provide a safer means of crossing a busy dual carriageway which separates the residential areas of Banstead and Nork from the centre of Banstead. The scheme is in response to a petition to provide a safe crossing of the A217 Brighton Road near Burgh Wood.

The crossing will be on the A217 Brighton Road just to the north of the junction with Burgh Wood and linking with the footpath to The Horseshoe.

Local residents have been in touch with Councillor Colin Kemp, Cabinet Member for Highways, and he is also helping us to find a way forward, as we recognise this project is important to the community.

The proposals can be viewed on the PDF plan below.

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