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

Trevor Baker
Jose Galego
John Hines
Mike Noble (Chairman)

Velo South Cycling Event – 23rd September 2018 – Update

Velo South Cycling Event – 23rd September 2018 – Impact on Easebourne Parish

On Sunday September 23, 2018, 15,000 cyclists will start a major new 100 mile closed road amateur cycle event from Goodwood Motor Circuit and will take a route that effectively circumscribes Easebourne Parish and routes out of the parish will be closed for large amounts of time during the day. Please see the poster below.

June 5th, 2018|Categories: Highways, News|

Road Closure – Rumbolds Hill, Midhurst on 10th June to 23rd June 2018

Rumbolds Hill will be closed from 10th June to 23rd June 2018 for highway repairs.  Diversions will be in place and light traffic will be diverted via Knockhundred Row with the use of traffic lights to control the flow.

Larger vehicles heading south will be diverted towards Petworth and down to Chichester and vice versa heading north.  Diversion signage will be in place, including signage advising large vehicles not to use Hollist Lane.

Large vehicles will be permitted to access Midhurst for deliveries only, via a pre-arranged permit/ticket system controlled by ‘gatesmen’.

It has been agreed with Chichester District Council that bus services can operate under license to West Sussex County Council from a section in the Grange Community Centre Car Park in Midhurst.  There will be appropriate parking suspension in this area of the car park, temporary bus stops and information, suitable perimeter fencing and some minor tree surgery along the car park access road off the A286 to eliminate any damage to the vehicles and trees.  There will also be information at the Midhurst Bus Station advising would be passengers of the temporary arrangements and directions to the temporary bus stops location.

Please either contact West Sussex County Council (01243 642105) or the Parish Clerk (07342 166 188) should any issues be observed during the closure.

 

 

 

May 29th, 2018|Categories: Highways, News|

Road Closure – A272 Easebourne Street to Heath End Lane 25th June 2018

9.00am to 3.00pm on 25th June 2018

For pothole repairs.

Access will be maintained for pedestrians, residents and emergency services.

 

May 29th, 2018|Categories: Highways, News|

Velo South Cycling Event – 23rd September 2018

Velo South Cycling Event – 23rd September 2018 – Impact on Easebourne Parish

On Sunday September 23, 2018, 15,000 cyclists will start a major new 100 mile closed road amateur cycle event from Goodwood Motor Circuit and will take a route that effectively circumscribes Easebourne Parish and routes out of the parish will be closed for large amounts of time during the day. Please see the route map below, on which are annotated road closure times.

Due to the scale and numbers participating in Velo South, it will be necessary to implement road closures across the full route to facilitate the safe passage of cyclists. The route has been carefully considered and selected through a partnership of all local authorities above Parish level, emergency services and transport operators to minimise the inconvenience of the necessary road closures. Emergency Services will be operating as usual and the public should use normal protocol in the case of an emergency. Velo South will do it we can to provide Easebourne Parish Council with more information on how parishioners can best navigate around the road closures. All Velo South road closure information will be shared with travel information services and satellite navigation providers and this page will be updated with detailed road closure and access maps to support local community access as the event approaches.

This will be a magnificent event to go and watch – viewing points will be advised later, on the Velo South website, but note that the ride will be passing through Fernhurst Town Centre which could be a great spot to watch from, although parking availability in this area may be problematical.

The Velo South website contains much information and will be continuously updated. The Parish Council strongly suggest you visit the Velo South website prior to making any travel plans for 23 September.

https://www.velosouth.com

 

May 14th, 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|