Work to upgrade Durrington zebra crossing to begin in June

Wiltshire Council is refurbishing and upgrading the existing zebra crossing on the B3085 Bulford Road, Durrington.

Published 31 May 2022
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Wiltshire Council is refurbishing and upgrading the existing zebra crossing on the B3085 Bulford Road, Durrington, from 27 June to 8 July, and part of the road will be closed during the works.

The work will see the existing zebra crossing refurbished to the latest safety standard, while at the same time, the controlled zone area, which includes the full extent of the zig zag markings adjacent to the crossing position, will be resurfaced, and new road markings will be installed for the zebra crossing and the surrounding junctions.

For the duration of the works the B3085 Bulford Road will be closed in part from its northern junction with Avondown Road to its southern junction with Avondown Road to keep contactors safe and to complete the road marking and resurfacing. Access to businesses and for residents will be maintained and a full diversion route will be signed and in place at all times.

Cllr Dr Mark McClelland, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: We apologise for any inconvenience or delays caused by these works, but this is an essential refurbishment to this pedestrian crossing. The current layout has been in place for a number of years and is in need of upgrading. Maintaining equipment of this age is becoming increasingly difficult.

Resurfacing the road at the same time makes good sense and is good use of our resources, and in doing so we are making the road safer for all users and avoiding the need for further closures in future years, which helps to minimise disruption.

As part of our business plan, we are committed to making improving safety and investing in Wiltshire's roads, and this refurbishment project helps to achieve these aims.

To find out more about these works and the diversions, and to find out more about road works and closures in Wiltshire, people should go to www.wiltshire.gov.uk/highways-road-closures.

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Published 31 May 2022