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Have your say on proposed new footbridge in Wareham

Residents are being invited to discuss proposals for a new footbridge which will replace a level crossing in Wareham.

The Network Rail and South West Trains Alliance is proposing to build a fully accessible bridge over the railway near Wareham station between Sandford Lane and Sandford Road. The bridge will replace the existing footpath crossing which would be closed.

Two public events will take place providing an opportunity for local people to discuss the proposals before a formal planning application is submitted.

A spokesman for the Network Rail and South West Trains Alliance said: The surest way to improve safety at a level crossing is to close it. A bridge in this location would allow us to remove a crossing which has a history of misuse and near misses.

This is an opportunity for crossing users and residents to provide feedback on our proposals. Comments from these sessions, and the two previous public events held to discuss the bridge, will help shape the final design which will then be submitted as part of a formal planning application.

The events take place at Wareham Town Hall on Tuesday 14 May between 2pm and 8pm and at Carey Hall, Wareham, on Monday 20 May, between 2pm and 8pm.

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