In The South

Work to improve the look and feel of Western Road in Brighton to begin this month

Graham Robson January 5, 2023

Work to improve the look and feel of Western Road in Brighton will begin this month.

Money from three government grants – the Active Travel Fund, Highway Maintenance Challenge Fund and the Bus Service Improvement Plan – is being used to improve the popular shopping area. According to Brighton & Hove City Council (BHCC), the changes will “make it more pleasant for shoppers, encourage more cycling, wheeling and walking, making it easier to travel through the city and improving air quality.”

BHCC’s Carbon Neutral Fund will also fund parts of the project such as cycling infrastructure and tree planning.

The work will include:
  • A resurfaced road;
  • Resurfaced and tidier pavements;
  • A simpler road layout with a central strip to help with pedestrian crossing;
  • More cycle parking, seating and tree planting;
  • Improved pedestrian crossings;
  • A redesign of the junction with Dyke Road.
The improvements are expected to take around 18 months.

Councillor Elaine Hills, Co-Chair of BHCC’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee, said: “We are committed to supporting our city’s businesses so it’s great to see that the new year is beginning with a scheme that will really improve the look and feel of this busy part of the city.

“Western Road is a great area for shopping and eating and browsing  and these improvements will  make it even more welcoming for residents whether they are walking, wheeling or taking a bus.
“I realise the work will mean some disruption for a while, but this scheme will have long term benefits for our residents, businesses and local economy for years to come.”

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