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Pudsey zebra crossing installation delayed

Highways chiefs say work to install a pedestrian crossing on a busy Pudsey road has been delayed – possibly until the October half-term holidays.

As previously reported, work was due to start installing the new humped zebra crossing on Kent Road on Tuesday (30 August), following a Crawshaw Academy student’s high-profile campaign.

Residents living in the Kent Road area have expressed long-running concerns about road safety – and earlier this year Crawshaw sixth form student Chloe Freeman launched a petition to improve pedestrian safety on the 30mph road. The petition, which drew more than 1,000 signatures, called for action to make the road safer, particularly for pupils who cross the road.

But a council highways officer this week confirmed the delay in work starting. They said: “Unfortunately due to contractor programming matters the Kent Road humped crossing scheme has been delayed from its intended start during the summer school holidays.

“Given the sensitive nature of this area, these will be reprogrammed to when the disruption will be kept to a minimum, provisionally October half term. Once revised start dates have been confirmed by the contractor I will update you further.”

WLD revealed in May that the crossing will be part of a £275,000 package of pedestrian safety measures across the city. 


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