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Relocation of pedestrian crossing, The Street

10 September 2019

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The Street, Great Barton – Pedestrian crossing relocation and upgrade – September 2019

Earlier this Summer, Suffolk Highways and West Suffolk Council held an engagement event regarding the proposal to relocate the current puffin crossing along The Street, Great Barton. West Suffolk Council has a statutory duty to monitor air quality throughout the district and where it finds an area where air quality levels are breached, it works with partners including Suffolk County Council Highways to find solutions to benefit those affected. In this case it identified that the issue could be alleviated simply by moving the pedestrian crossing to a less built up area where any pollutants could naturally disperse. It has been very careful not to simply move the problem from one location to another. We are writing to confirm the details to relocate and upgrade the crossing.

The upgraded crossing will be situated outside the Church Institute Hall and will have new LED signal heads and a new controller. The air quality project will also address concerns of the lack of footpaths on the east side of School Road, adjacent to The Street and on the eastern side of East Barton Road.

The works are programmed to take place from 23 September 2019 and will continue for 5 weeks. During the last week (week commencing 21 October), an overnight road closure will be in place to complete resurfacing and associated works. The times and dates of these works may change depending on the weather conditions. If they do change, we will let you know by updating the information signs on site. Traffic will be managed by temporary traffic signals for the duration of the pedestrian crossing relocation works. Access to properties and businesses will be available at all times. If access is obstructed, please speak to one of our staff who will provide access as soon as it is safe to do so.

If you have any questions regarding the above works, please call us on 0345 606 6171. Once we have completed the works, it would be helpful if you could take a few moments to complete a short survey at www.suffolk.gov.uk/suffolk-highways-survey. Your answers will help us improve our service in the future.

Yours sincerely

Suffolk Highways