Businesses and residents are to be consulted on plans to add two temporary zebra crossings to a road in Fulham.
Closure of the footpath next to the Thames Tideway tunnel construction site has increased pedestrian traffic on Carnwath Road and led to calls from some for the crossing.
Now, Hammersmith and Fulham Council says it will gauge public opinion on whether to install temporary zebra crossings.
The local authority says it has received comments from nearby residents saying they would feel safer with zebra crossings to replace the two raised crossings currently in place, which would be more clearly identifiable to road users.
The consultation, a road safety audit and construction of any crossings would be funded entirely by Thames Tideway, who will also be reinstating the footway once the works have been completed.
Cllr Wesley Harcourt, head of environment, transport and residents’ services, said: “We want to ensure our residents always feel safe when using our roads and footpaths.
“That’s why we’re asking people if they would like to see some zebra crossings added to Carnwath Road.
“We’ve listened carefully to local residents’ comments and are now giving people the chance to define what happens next.”
Thames Water argue their project, dubbed the 'super sewer', is the best solution to stop raw sewage overflowing into the River Thames when it rains.
It is 25km long and will cost £4.2bn to build.
There were fears before construction commenced that Carnwath Road would bear the brunt of disruption in the area.
Earlier this year the historic 556-tonne boat PS Tattershall Castle was moved to make way for the Thames Tideway project (see video above).
Zebra crossing consultation documents will be sent to local residents and businesses soon.
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