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** MAJOR HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT WORK STARTING SOON IN BROADBRIDGE HEATH**

**  IN CASE YOU MISSED IT-MAJOR HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT WORK STARTING SOON IN BROADBRIDGE HEATH**

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A new project set to cost £2m will provide new facilities for pedestrians and cyclists and manage through traffic (from the C622) on the A264, A281 and A24, which currently uses the old bypass. It will come as welcome news to residents of the Village as it should help reduce traffic in the area.

The project includes:
Alterations to Newbridge roundabout to restrict access into the village from the A281.

Re-routing the old Billingshurst road along a new connector road to link it with a narrowed C622

New shared footways/cycleways and improved crossing facilities at Newbridge roundabout;

A new off-road shared route linking Newbridge roundabout along the wide grass verge to the Tesco roundabout;

A new off-road shared route linking Tesco roundabout to A24 Farthings Hill, which will convert lane one of the existing dual carriageway to a raised footway/cycleway;

Changes to lane markings on the dual carriageway link between the A24 Farthings Hill junction and the Tesco roundabout;

Cycle and footway improvements to the A24 Farthings Hill roundabout, including the introduction of traffic signal ‘toucan’ crossings and raised south bridge parapet for a cycle route upgrade.

Work has already started ahead of the main construction phase and during March there will be utility diversions in place however it is thought the disruption to traffic will be minimal.
As long as there are no severe delays due to weather or other factors, construction will begin in April and is estimated to end in the Autumn.

At the same time as these works, there will continue to be construction works at the Abbey Developments housing site on the corner of the C622 Broadbridge Way and A281 Five Oaks Road and at Countryside Properties’ new Neighbourhood Centre.

The C622 will be closed from early April so the highway works can go ahead and to prepare for the downgrading of the C622 Broadbridge Way at the Neighbourhood Centre. The closure will also include the section of Billingshurst Road between Shelley Drive and Newbridge Roundabout to control through traffic entering the village, although bus access will be maintained through the works.

Details of the main closure, traffic management layouts (including any night-time closures) and works schedule will be made available through the county council’s website at:
www.westsussex.gov.uk/broadbridgeheath

The scheme is being funded through developer contributions from the West of Horsham housing area.

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