Friday Street Pedestrian and Cycle Crossing Facility

Closed 8 Mar 2019

Opened 21 Feb 2019


East Sussex Highways, has identified the existing informal crossing facility along the B2104 Friday Street Eastbourne, near the junction with Oak Tree Lane, as a site for improved pedestrian and cyclist crossing facilities.

As you may already be aware the crossing is used by local residents and pupils needing to cross the B2104 at this location to access the local primary schools, secondary schools and nearby amenities in the area. Currently there is no dedicated crossing facility to assist them to cross this busy road.

The aim of this scheme will be to introduce a signalised pedestrian and cyclist-controlled crossing facility known as a Toucan Crossing. We will also be improving the street lighting at the crossing and on each approach, which will increase the visibility of drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

Please also find below a plan showing the details of the scheme which include:

  • Installation of new traffic signals columns.
  • Installation of new lighting columns on both approaches and at the crossing to ensure lighting levels meet current standards.
  • Improved footway access to the kerbs and footway.
  • Anti-skid surfacing to help reduce stopping distances on each approach.  
  • The relocation of the existing bus stop to improve visibility at the crossing point for pedestrians and drivers.
  • Zig-zag road markings on each approach. These markings will prohibit parking to ensure good visibility between pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.

Construction of the new improved crossing facility is planned to take place during late summer 2019. Duration of the works is estimated to take about 5-6 weeks. A further letter will be distributed to provide exact dates for construction when such a timescale has been confirmed.



  • Eastbourne


  • Anyone from any background


  • Road and pavement repairs
  • Road safety
  • Traffic Regulation Orders
  • Public Transport