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7 months of roadworks expected on Cheals Roundabout, Crawley

The highway improvement works are set to begin later this month.

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Roadworks expected to last an estimated 7 months are soon to begin on a busy Crawley roundabout.

The highway improvement is due to begin on Monday 22 October this year and Crest Nicholson, who are funding the works on the Cheals Roundabout, are expecting it to be completed by the end of May or early June 2019.

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There will be some disruption along Horsham Road, Crawley Avenue and surrounding areas during this time. The improvements will be fully funded by Crest Nicholson, in association with its Kilnwood Vale development.

A spokesperson for Crest Nicholson said: “The works will deliver a new segregated left turn filter lane leading from Horsham Road to Crawley Avenue, as well as enhanced footways and pedestrian crossing points at the junction.

“Lane closures on Horsham Road and Crawley Avenue will be in place throughout the works programme.

Cheals Roundabout, Crawley [Image: Google Street View]

“Road users are being advised to expect delays and, if possible, to please allow extra time for their journeys. Crest Nicholson apologises for any inconvenience and will ensure that every effort will be made to keep this to a minimum.

“Access to surrounding properties and businesses will be maintained at all times. Advance notices will be put in place on the surrounding roads to warn motorists and other road users about the road works a week before they are due to start.”

Should the public need to contact the team, the contact number for the contractor carrying out the works is 0777239879.

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Bus and car accident causes traffic mayhem on Woodfield Rd

Traffic is being diverted

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Drivers are being asked to avoid Woodfield Rd in Northgate following a bad accident between a bus and a Toyota Rav4 this evening.

The collision occured as rush hour was coming an end.

An ambulance was dispatched to the scene and multiple police cars were in attendance diverting traffic around the scene.

The front side of the bus can be seen severly damaged and the whole front of the Toyota is crumpled in.

It is not yet known if anyone was hurt.

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