People pressure gets new crossing installed

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RESIDENTS’ requests for a pedestrian crossing near a busy roundabout have been granted by Portsmouth City Council.

The local authority was asked by people for a new crossing near the Rudmore roundabout, in Mile End.

They now have a new location to cross the road after a push-button ‘green man’ crossing was installed.

Councillors said they hope it will help to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists trying to cross the road.

The council put the crossing in spanning Twyford Avenue and Stamshaw Road to replace a crossing further north which only crossed Stamshaw Road.

It was officially opened by Liberal Democrat ward councillors for Nelson, Cllr Jason Fazackarley, the council’s cabinet member for traffic and transportation, and Cllr Leo Madden, the council’s cabinet member for health.

Cllr Madden said the council was responding to feedback.

He said: ‘We’re delighted this project has come to fruition. It was wanted very much by nearby residents, including many elderly people and people with disabilities.’