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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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Woman taken to hospital after collision with bus

Roads around Gossops Green were closed as emergency services attended to the scene.

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A 30-year-old woman has been taken to hospital after a collision with a bus.

The collision occurred on Gossops Drive causing roads around the area to be closed by the police.

A spokesperson from Metrobus said:

“At 5.50pm today a Metrobus route 1 bus was travelling along Gossops Drive, near the Windmill pub in Crawley, when a pedestrian coming from a side street ran in front of a car and then into the path of the bus, which knocked her over.

The bus hit the lady and she suffered head injuries. She was taken to Royal Sussex Hospital in Brighton and her injuries are not life threatening.

CCTV, which is on all of our buses, clearly shows the sequence of events. The lady was wearing a hoodie, which may have affected her view of the road.”

Metrobus’ Managing Director Martin Harris said:

“We urge people to take care when crossing the road, particularly in the winter time, when visibility can be poor.

“This is an awful thing to happen to anybody and I am relieved her injuries were not life threatening. Our driver is shaken up but coping and he’s pleased the lady is ok.”

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