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Pedestrian crossing upgrade to improve road safety in Sedbergh

Written by on 13/01/2022

A busy road crossing in Sedbergh is being upgraded to improve road safety.

The crossing, located on Long Lane just outside Sedbergh Fire Station, is being converted from a zebra crossing to a puffin crossing, designed to enhance road safety for pedestrians and drivers, following a reported number of near miss incidents in recent years.

The works began on Monday 10 January and will take approximately three weeks to complete.

The project was approved for funding by the Department for Transport and forms part of Cumbria County Council’s Safer Roads project, developed to facilitate various safety improvements along both the A592 and A684 routes.

A traffic management system will be in place throughout the works, with temporary lights and a temporary pedestrian crossing, with only a single lane closure.

Cllr Keith Little, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said:

“I am pleased to see these works are now underway to improve road safety at this busy crossing.

“The works are part of a wider project to enhance safety and connectivity along two busy routes in the south of the county, following a successful submission to the Department for Transport to fund this important improvement scheme.

“We apologise for any inconvenience that the works may cause and appreciate the understanding of the local community and drivers during this period.”

Further information about the projects, including FAQ’s, can be found on the council website, or by searching ‘Safer Roads A684 Cumbria,’ or if you have any specific questions or concerns please email