Pedestrian improvements for Forton Road, Gosport
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Work has started on a scheme designed to improve access to local facilities, helping to support the local economy.
For ten weeks, from 25 March, Hampshire County Council will undertake work to improve the busy local centre in the Crossways area on Forton Road. Responding to local priorities, the work will make the environment more attractive for local residents and encourage greater use of local shops and services.
The work includes:
widening the pavement between White's Place car park and Lees Lane, next to the shops and laying new improved surfacing up to, and including, the White's Place bus stop
installing new and more attractive guard railing at the edge of the pavement near the Lees Lane North junction
improving the setting of the historic St John's Church and helping community activity to take place more safely alongside the main road, by re-aligning the pavement at the front of St John's Church and installing brick pillars and railings at the pavement edge to define the church boundary and separate the lay-by.
Rocon Contractors Ltd has been appointed to carry out the work on behalf of Hampshire County Council. During construction, access to all properties and shops will be maintained and there are no planned road closures. Access in and out of White's car park may be restricted at times to allow for resurfacing work to be completed. Similarly, sections of the pavements in front of the shops and the church will also be restricted at times to enable new paving to be laid. In view of this Hampshire County Council is advising residents affected by the works to allow extra time for their journeys.
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