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FURTHER details have been released about how a dangerous road will be improved following the death of a lollipop man.

As reported, Hampshire County Council has committed to improvements in Tempest Avenue, Waterlooville, following the death of 82-year-old Ray Elsmore.

Among the changes will be a new advisory 20mph speed limit signs to replace existing school patrol signs above the flashing amber lights.

Yellow bollards and tactile paving will be added to highlight the crossing point at the dropped kerbs.

New flashing lights will be activated automatically instead of the current manual operation. This means the lights will work even if the school crossing patrol person is not there to activate them.

There will be red pads on the carriageway to highlight ‘SLOW’ road markings.

And the bus shelter will be moved back from the kerb to increase the visibility of the crossing.

The work will be carried out during the Easter holidays.

Stuart Jarvis, director of economy, transport and environment for Hampshire, reminded people to be safety conscious.

He said: ‘I would urge all road users and pedestrians to have a high regard for safety, when they are out and about around the county.

‘If, as drivers and cyclists, we are mindful of speed limits and are watchful when approaching a crossing or bus stop, for example, we will be helping to ensure the safety of others.’