WSCC opt for Pegasus crossing not a bridge at A281 fatality crossing

From the WSCC Press Release of 19th April 2022 - Three options were considered: a bridge, a Pegasus crossing, or a traffic island – the island has been ruled out because there is insufficient land to accommodate one at the site.  Cllr Joy Dennis (Cabinet Member for H&T) said: “The initial estimated cost for a bridge is approximately £2million. It is difficult to make a case for a bridge when that same level of funding could pay for other, multiple improvement schemes around the county and when a Pegasus crossing would provide similar benefits for local communities and everyone using the Downs Link.  The crossing would comprise an on-road signalised crossing, with adjustment to the Downs Link access ramps. The work would allow for much-enhanced safety when crossing the road and would look for options to improve accessibility to the Downs Link for everyone, including pedestrians, people who cycle, wheelchair users and equestrians.

The WSCF is disappointed by the failure to opt for a bridge. A bridge would give 100% certainty against a collision happening between a Downs Link user and fast moving traffic on the A281.