Burgess Hill currently has several small highway schemes taking place, mostly aimed at sustainable transport. This mostly includes improving paths and roads around the town to make walking & cycling more convenient and funded using the Place and Connectivity programme.

The Burgess Hill Railway Station / Gateway project is the first large scheme to take place which will alter the road network. Initially the proposal was to improve/extend the shared cycle path from London road to the train station. This would also replace the two roundabouts with traffic signal controlled junctions with toucan crossing facilities, however upon completion of the final drawings for this scheme last month, the roundabout by McDonalds is staying and not being replaced with a traffic signal junction.

Final Drawings

Below are some extracts of the final drawings of important changes

The junction of London Road (B2036) and the B2113 remains the same, however some of the shared use paths are extended and new path along desire line on Western Side
The Roundabout by McDonalds is remaining, however will be reduced in size to accommodate a wide footways which can be used by bicycles. The crossing on the Eastern side is relocated closer to the roundabout and will become a Toucan crossing, and so will the current Puffin crossing on the Western side. Raised table crossing points will be provided on most arms.
The Mini Roundabout by the station will be replaced with a Traffic signal controlled junction, with Signalised crossings on all arms. The pavement on the Southern side will be widened and allow cycles, along with new cycle parking.

East of the railway station, the road will be narrowed, a short section of segregated cycleway will be provided adjacent to the parking bays. The shared footway/cycleway ends at the new Puffin crossing at the school just to the East of the roundabout.

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