Hospital staff and patients, students, parents and children – everyone is benefiting from road safety improvements in Marlborough Road, Gillingham.

A new zebra crossing has been installed on Marlborough Road, near its junction with York Avenue.

In addition, the existing crossing near Stafford Street has been updated with new high friction surfacing and refreshed road markings.

It is expected that the improvements, carried out by Medway Council’s Road Safety Team at the request of the council’s Children and Adults department , will provide improved accessibility and safety for pedestrians.

Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Frontline Services Cllr Phil Filmer said: “In an area such as this, that sees a high footfall of young pedestrians going to school, college and nursery, the improvements will be a significant aid to them.

“It will also benefit pedestrians going to the hospital and users of the Great Lines Heritage Park.”

For more information about road safety in your area please visit: www.facebook.com/saferjourneysinmedway or www.medway.gov.uk or phone 01634 333333 and ask to speak to a member of the Road Safety Team