Highways

Brief

The Highways committee liaise between West Sussex County Council and the Parish Council with the aim of maintaining standards and appropriate safety measures necessary on our public roads within the parish.

There are 2 major approved projects in the pipeline for 2017/18 financial year and the committee are pursuing a number of projects with the aim of making our roads and pathways safer for both motorists and pedestrians. In particular these projects are looking at items such as Vehicle Activated Signs, alternative traffic calming methods at trouble spots within the village, potential new speed limits and a significant Community Highways Scheme centred around the safety of children and parents accessing Easebourne School. The Highways committee also look after the Community Speedwatch Scheme in the village.

If you would like to raise any Highways concerns or have any suggestions for possible projects, please get in touch with us via the contacts page.

Members

Jose Galego

Mike Noble (Chairman)

Colin Sanderson

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership visits Easebourne

As some of you may have seen, three new ‘Speed Camera/30mph’ signs were installed along Dodsley Lane last week in the latest phase of our attempts to reduce traffic speeds throughout the village. The Sussex Safer Roads Partnership speed van has also been positioned in the village today, Monday 9th July, and Easebourne will now be included as one of their regular scheduled locations. Our own Community Speedwatch activity will continue alongside these checks and we’re always happy to welcome new volunteers, so if you have an hour to spare a week to help us make our roads safer then please do get in touch with our Parish Clerk.”

July 9th, 2018|Categories: Highways, News|

Installation of Vehicle Activated Signs

Easebourne Parish Council have just had installed (Monday 26th February 2018) 2 vehicle activated 30 mph signs (VAS). Located on the A269, on Dodsley Lane, at Budgenor Lodge activated by speeding traffic going south into Easebourne and the other, also on Dodsley Lane activated by any speeding vehicles leaving Easebourne heading towards Haslemere.

March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Highways, News|

Installation of Vehicle Activated Signs

Great news! The electrical work has now been completed by SSE and our 2 Vehicle Activated Signs will be installed on Monday 26th February. One will be located close to Budgenor Lodge facing north and the other will be close to Egmont Road facing south. This is another project that the Parish Council Highways Team have been working on for over 2 years, gathering the required data to support the installation and gain the necessary approvals from the District Council and Highways authority. The signs will both trigger when a motorist is exceeding the speed limit reminding them that they are in a 30mph zone and to SLOW DOWN. We hope you will agree that this is a significant step towards calming traffic through our village.

February 25th, 2018|Categories: Highways|

High probability of snow week commencing 26th February

The Met Office weather forecast for next week indicates that there is a high probability of snow starting Monday evening and overnight. It is too early to accurately predict where the snow will be heaviest and how much accumulation there will be.

Day time and overnight temperature are likely to remain very cold for the few days afterwards so any snow that does accumulate is likely to remain.

Precautionary Salting operations will continue through-out the period and snow ploughs will be fitted when required to ensure main roads are kept open.

We are therefore advising Town and Parish Councils to be prepared to enact their Winter Management Plans if /when we issue an instruction to do so. We will continue to monitor the Met Office advice over the weekend and will issue a further update on Monday 26th Feb. If the situation changes significantly over the weekend we advise Town and Parish Councils to monitor the highways Twitter account for updates.

February 25th, 2018|Categories: Footpaths, Highways, News, Winter Management|

Preparation work for Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS)

The electrical work to prepare two existing street lighting columns for the installation of our VAS will take place this week, on the 8th Feb. The street lighting contractor for West Sussex County Council, SSE, will be carrying out the work. As soon as that is complete we expect to schedule an installation date for the VAS themselves.

February 6th, 2018|Categories: Highways, News|

Completion of Signalised Pedestrian Crossing

Many of you have observed that the long awaited signalised crossing on the A286 close to Hollist Lane and Wheelbarrow Castle was completed just before Christmas. The Parish Council has been working hard over the last few years to encourage West Sussex County Council to progress the installation of the crossing and we hope you agree that it has been worth the wait.

The focus of the Parish Council Highways Panel has now moved to finalising the installation of two Vehicle Activated Signs to promote traffic speed reduction, and investigating options to improve safety on Wheelbarrow Castle.

January 7th, 2018|Categories: Highways, News|