Improving pedestrian safety around Whitchurch High School

As part of a Highway Improvement Scheme, pedestrian facilities on the crossroad between Penline Road; Church Road; Old Church Road and Merthyr Road will be significantly improved.

When the scheme is complete, the footways on each junction will be expanded, with new pedestrian crossings in place on each of the four roads which will improve safety for both school children and residents.

The work has begun today (March 5th) and will take 12 weeks to complete. During the first six weeks, the majority of the work will involve expanding the pavements. All pedestrians are advised to follow the temporary signage that will be put in place to allow them to safely cross the road while the works take place.

In the second week of April, work will then take place on the highway, with four-way temporary traffic signals put in place. Motorists are advised that there will be delays during peak periods. Restricted working times have been given to the contractor to keep the possible delays to a minimum and the council will be monitoring the development of the scheme as it takes place.