On Monday the 19th July 2021 West Sussex announced their plans for consultation for a 2km new shared cycle and footway on the eastern side of the A24, linking Findon to Findon Valley.
Improvements will be made to the current footway beside the A24 including changes at junctions to provide a continuous route.
The scheme which is expected to cost £1,200,000 is being funded by the Active Travel Fund Tranche 2 provided by central government. The scheme will involve widening the current footway to a 2.5m shared cycle & footway for 2km. It will be entirely widened within the current highway boundary, with no reduction in width to the current lanes on the A24, although there will be minor kerb realignment to the A24 where the Dual carriageway is reduced to a single lane.
Between the 19th July and 15th August the public may comment on the proposals on the consultation website. The scheme is due to start construction in the summer of 2022.
At this stage WSCC have only published rough sketches of the layout, it omits information like width, highway boundary and adjacent properties, it also doesn’t detail how the new cycle/footway will interact with the sideroads.
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