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Proposed Pedestrian (Puffin) Crossing on Winchester Road in Andover

Summary

The scheme involves the removal of the existing zebra crossing on Winchester Road, Andover and the installation of a new signal controlled puffin pedestrian crossing.  

The aim is to improve crossing facilities by assisting pedestrians to safely cross a busy A class road.  It will also help improve the sense of security for vulnerable road users as well as working towards the Andover Town Access Plan priority of improving pedestrian facilities.

Background

Over the past nine years there have been a number of accidents on or near the zebra crossing.  

There have also been complaints that the crossing is too close to the Old Winton Road junction and some residents have suggested that this affects drivers' awareness of the crossing.

Proposal in detail

The existing zebra crossing will be removed.  The new signal controlled puffin crossing will be located outside the Wellington Centre and will require the installation of traffic lights with two push button units, anti-skid carriageway surfacing, warning signs and new road markings.

75 metres of the footway on the western side of Winchester Road will be resurfaced to ensure that pedestrians are provided with a flat even surface which is accessible to all.

It is necessary to relocate the signal controlled puffin crossing because Department for Transport guidelines say that a controlled puffin crossing should be at least 20 metres away from any junction.

The proposal to relocate the crossing facilities slightly further north to allow for a signal controlled crossing to be installed was supported by 83% of those surveyed in May 2012.

Opportunity to view the designs

There will be an opportunity to view design drawings at Andover Library and Test Valley Council Offices, Weyhill Road, Andover.  

Download design drawing

Comments

If you would like to make any comments on the scheme please email the County Council:

Alternatively send your comments by post to:

Strategic Transport
Hampshire County Council
The Castle
Winchester
SO23 8UD

Please note that all comments must be received by 17 April 2013

 

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