If it is not possible to maintain safe pedestrian access on the footway, consider whether there are other safe alternatives.
This could mean, for example, closing the footway and placing a ‘Footway closed’ sign at the works and an advance
‘Footway closed ahead’ sign at a location where it is safe for people to cross the road (possibly with the use of portable
pedestrian crossing facilities). It may be necessary to provide footway ramps on either side of the road at this location.