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Crawley to get up to £25 million invested on improvements and local MP wants YOU to say on what

In September the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced 100 towns that will receive extra funding to level up opportunities across the country and ensure places like Crawley can look towards the future with renewed optimism.

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Launched last Friday, 25th October, the #MyTown campaign enables people to share pride in their town and contribute ideas on how the portion of the Prime Minister’s £3.6 billion Stronger Towns Fund, earmarked for Crawley, should be spent.

Worth up to £25 million, each of the 100 town deals will ensure that towns get the improved transport and broadband connectivity that they need to create more jobs and thrive.

Crawley MP Henry SMith said;

“I’m delighted that Crawley was selected as one of the towns to receive a share of the £3.6 billion Stronger Towns Fund, and that as much as £25 million will go towards transforming our town’s economic growth prospects.

“I’d encourage Crawley residents to have their say on the new dedicated Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MyTownCampaign and on Twitter using: #MyTown.

“This Government is going further than any before to level up every corner of our country. It’s fantastic for Crawley that we’ll be among the places to benefit, and that the community has an opportunity to shape the next chapter in the town’s history.”

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities & Local Government, Robert Jenrick, said;

“Every town has its own story and we are supporting people across England to write the next chapter.

“We are investing up to £25 million in 100 places and I want to hear what local people think will make the biggest difference to their lives.”

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WARNING: From Monday 18th Nov Tushmore Roundabout Roadworks begin for 7 WEEKS!

The work is being carried out by Southern Gas Networks.

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If you drive around Tushmore Roudabout then you need to be prepared to either give youself plenty of extra time OR to avoid the areas completely for the next 7 weeks.

SGN is replacing the old metal gas pipes with new plastic ones to ensure a reliable supply.

The works were agreed with West Sussex County Council and will commence on Monday 18th Nov and last approximately 7 weeks.

The work is being done in three phases with the first phase involving reducing the roundabout down to one lane with all approaching roads also reduced to a single lane.

SGN has listed below the full information for each phase:

Phase one:

We’ll begin working at Tushmore Gyratory roundabout on Monday 18 November. For safety, we’ll need to reduce the roundabout to one lane, with all roads approaching the roundabout also reduced to one lane.

Phase two:

Our engineers will then begin upgrading our pipe in the A23 Crawley Avenue at its junction with the Tushmore Gyratory roundabout. We’ll increase the roundabout and approaching roads from one lane to two lanes. However, the eastbound carriageway of the A23 Crawley Avenue will need to remain reduced to one lane.

Phase three:

We’ll then progress to carry out network upgrades near to Ifield Roundabout. For everyone’s safety, the eastbound carriageway will be reduced to one lane on its approach to Ifield Roundabout from Ifield Community College and between Ifield Roundabout and Tushmore Gyratory roundabout, too. The existing traffic lights and pedestrian crossings will remain in place during our project. The bus lane which runs north/south along the A23/A2219 London Road at Tushmore roundabout will be unaffected by this work.

You can read the full details in the leaflet SGN has produced by clicking here.

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