Work starts on new pedestrian crossing near Feethams roundabout

Work starts on new pedestrian crossing near Feethams roundabout
02 October 2019

Work is underway to create a new pedestrian crossing on Darlington’s busy inner ring road.

The signalised toucan crossing at the junction of Feethams and the A167 Victoria Road is expected to be completed by the end of November.

It will offer a safe and convenient way for pedestrians and cyclists to cross Victoria Road heading to and from the town centre.

Lane closures will be necessary at various times throughout the work and overnight roads closures will also be in place as the scheme nears completion.

Darlington Borough Council is delivering the scheme, which is being funded from the Local Transport Plan and money set aside from the developer of the homes on the former Feethams football ground.

Councillor Paul Howell, Cabinet member for Leisure and Local Environment, said: “Concerns have often been expressed about this crossing point on Feethams roundabout, so it is great to see work in progress.

“We are putting in a crossing point that will make sure people are able to get from Victoria Embankment and the surrounding area, or from the Feethams development, into the town centre, in a much more safe and controlled way than they ever have done.

“I look forward to seeing the crossing completed in the next few weeks and would like to thank motorists in advance for their patience while the work is carried out.”

“We are putting in a crossing point that will make sure people are able to get from Victoria Embankment and the surrounding area, or from the Feethams development, into the town centre, in a much more safe and controlled way than they ever have done.”

- Councillor Paul Howell, Cabinet member for Leisure and Local Environment