Improvements to pedestrian access and safety in Micheldever Station
Monday, 09 June 2014
Hampshire County Council is set to start work in Micheldever Station on 16 June to improve pedestrian access and safety in the village.
The works will make it easier for people walking to and from the main facilities in the village, including the train station, pub and village hall. The scheme was developed following consultation with the Parish Council, local residents and businesses and is expected to take about five weeks to complete.
The scheme includes a new section of footway in front of the properties on Andover Road, from Ellis Drive down to the Dove Inn, while small sections of kerb will be'built out' into the road to deflect passing traffic away from parked vehicles. The road will remain wide enough for two vehicles to pass at reduced speed and is part of local measures to encourage traffic to travel more slowly. Road signs are being put up at the main entry points to the village to further raise driver awareness of the need to drive more carefully.
Parking on Andover Road, next to the new footway, will be unavailable for a time, and signposted accordingly.
Hampshire County Council's Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, Councillor Seán Woodward, said: "We have worked closely with the Parish Council, local residents and key local businesses to develop this scheme and these improvements are seen as vital to improve the local environment, pedestrian access and safety. I hope people will have bear with us during these works, which are set to be a real benefit to the local community."