Ash Street road crossing improvements have been announced by Surrey County Council (SCC) Cllr Matt Furniss (Cabinet Member for Transport, Infrastructure and Economy). This is in response to a petition to the council reporting safety concerns about the crossing situated by Ash Library. Plans will now be made to move and improve this crossing.
In a statement via social media, Cllr Furniss said;
“This month I am pleased to announce that a decision to confirm the schools in line to receive the safety upgrades will be taken. This means that Walsh Infants and Juniors on Ash Street will get a controlled crossing, potentially on a raised road table, remove layby and reposition bus stop. This scheme was developed following a petition and reports of near misses and a pedestrian casualty near to a substandard narrow pedestrian island. It is complicated by the need to remove a bus layby and relocate a bus stop.”
“This further highways investment is to reduce road casualties, tackle speeding and make walking, push scooting and cycling to school easier and safer. The increased investment includes £200,000 for safety schemes which reduce the number of road casualties, £1,000,000 per year for the next three years to install more substantial speed management schemes such as average speed cameras, and £1,000,000 per year for three years to improve road safety around schools.”
Location of improvements
The map below indicates the current location of the crossing opposite the Ash Library.
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