Work date set for new Pudsey pedestrian crossing, following campaign – updated

A new pedestrian crossing will be built on Kent Road. Photo: Google

Update, 26 August 2022: Work has now been pushed back to October half-term.

Original post: Highways chiefs say work will to start on the installation of a pedestrian crossing on a busy Pudsey road, following a Crawshaw Academy student’s high-profile campaign.

Busy Kent Road will close at 8am on Tuesday, 30 August and reopen at 4pm to allow work on the new humped zebra crossing

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.

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

Diversions will be in place during the closure:

Traffic will be diverted via Valley Road, Robin Lane and Lowtown.


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