First new Barrowby Road crossing now open

Road crossing

Works to build a new pedestrian crossing on Barrowby Road, south of Poplar Farm, are now complete.

Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “Our Community Crossings Initiative, which will see more than twelve new pedestrian crossings built throughout the county, has got off to a great start. 

“This new crossing is one of the latest to be built. 

“As the local councillor for this area, words can’t say how pleased I am to see this two new crossing completed and ready for people to use. People have shared their feedback with me, saying this and the future Greenhill Road one will make it much easier for people to access Poplar Farm Primary School, as well as the schools, shops and allotments near Greenhill Road.  

“No doubt they’ll both make getting around by foot on Barrowby Road much safer for any and everyone.”

This project is part of the ongoing Community Crossing Initiative, which will see over ten pedestrian crossings built throughout the county. The initiative will cost £3.8 million, with £1.5 million earmarked by Executive in 2023 and the remaining coming from a combination of additional county council funding and developer contributions.

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Published: 9th July 2024