KCC launches consultation into toucan crossing plans

Kent County Council is today (Monday) launching a consultation into plans for a toucan crossing on Burnham Road in Dartford.

KCC has secured funding from the Local Growth Fund, allocated by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership, for the £150,000 proposed scheme.

A previous consultation in February proposed a crossing outside 177-183 Burnham Road.

Feedback from residents suggested it would be better placed near 83-85, opposite Invicta Bowls Club.

It is intended to help pedestrians and cyclists to cross the road in this busy location.

Toucan crossings offer a shared pedestrian and cycle point and have traffic lights which will in turn lower the speeds of vehicles on the road.

This consultation runs until November 26.

If a decision is taken to go ahead with the scheme, KCC intend to start work in February 2018 and work should take up to a month to complete.

Road closures will be required, however KCC says it will minimise the impact with potential night working and works partially coinciding with a school holiday period.

To take part, email dartfordconsultations@kent.gov.uk or by post to Dartford Highways Consultations, Transport Innovations, 1st Floor Invicta House, County Hall, Maidstone  ME14 1XX.

Further information is available at www.kent.gov.uk/burnhamroad

KCC launches consultation into toucan crossing plans was last modified: October 30th, 2017 by Thom Morris