An interesting (or maybe not…) press release reaches my humble inbox from the Highways Agency, about pedestrian crossing improvements on the A5 by Brownhills School at Newtown. Sadly, the release gives absolutely no information regarding the work that’s actually being done, but if it improves safety for the pedestrians, school kids and cyclists on NCN 5 who use the dual crossing by the Style, then it’s a good thing.
If anyone from the council or elsewhere knows any more about this, please do comment here or drop me a line. I hate effusive press releases that miss out critical information…
The Highways Agency is to undertake improvements to the pedestrian crossings on A5 at Brownhills near Howdles Lane and Deakin Avenue.
Works are due to commence on Wednesday 4 January and will be completed on Friday 3 February. To minimise disruption to road users works will take place outside peak traffic periods, between 9.30am and 3pm and 8pm and 6am. The A5 will remain open during the day although there will be some lane restrictions. During the night, the A5 will be closed between its junction with the A5195 and the A452. Diversion routes will be clearly signposted.
Purnima Kaul, Highways Agency project sponsor, said:
“These works will improve safety for pedestrians crossing on the A5. The work has been carefully planned to keep disruption to a minimum. However, we do advise drivers to check conditions and leave extra time for their journeys if necessary.”
For more information, motorists can contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.