WORK has started on a Felpham traffic calming scheme.
Contractors for West Sussex County Council started on Monday to install a pedestrian refuge at Snooks Corner.
The construction of the space in the middle of the wide highway where Upper Bognor Road, Felpham Road and Sea Road meet is scheduled to be finished today or early next week.
A West Sussex County Council spokesman said: “Works are taking place on weekdays from 7.30am-5pm. Two-way temporary traffic lights are in operation.
“There are no significant delays expected. Pedestrians can use the opposite footway during the works.”
The refuge is the first part of a £500,000 programme of works designed to make the village centre safer for pedestrians and motorists.
It has remained an uncontroversial part of the scheme in spite of a large-scale rethink caused by widespread protests about much of the original proposals put forward by the county council.
Last month saw 150 people attend a consultation event held at Felpham Memorial Village Hall about the latest ideas. These are centred around four options for both Limmer Lane and Vicarage Lane. Among the proposals for Vicarage Lane is to narrow its junction and remove the pedestrian island.
For Limmer Lane, the existing crossing point could be given signals.