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Western Road scheme awarded £1.5m by the Department for Transport

July 6, 2020

Following a bid earlier this year, Brighton & Hove City Council (BHCC) has successfully secured £1.5m from the Department for Transport’s Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund for BHCC’s Western Road repair and improvement scheme.

The scheme involves resurfacing large areas of Western Road that have been badly damaged by bus movements, the removal of islands that will be replaced with improvements to crossing points for pedestrians and the creation of a cycle route.

This funding will complement the work to make it easier to travel into the city centre by public transport as well as making it safer for pedestrians, in line with making the city centre more accessible for all residents and visitors.

Councillor Anne Pissaridou, Chair of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee, said: ‘The announcement of £1.5m funding for this programme is very welcome and will enable us to make repairs and improvements to Western Road for all residents, but most specifically pedestrians, cyclists and bus passengers. 

‘It is well known that we are working towards Brighton & Hove being carbon neutral by 2030 and adapting and improving our main roads in and out of the city centre to transform the clean public transport links is an important milestone to reaching this goal.’