Improvement Works Update courtesy of F M Conway, contractor for the works.
Work for week commencing the 9th October 2017.
Phase 3 works:
- Improvements to Thornton’s Corner are continuing in preparation of Transport for London installing new traffic signals.
- Additional drainage work at the bottom of the High Street close to snappy snaps is taking place in association with Thames Water.
- The construction of the new planters on Beckenham Green will continue and resurfacing of the hard area will commence shortly.
- For the next 1-2weeks the contractors will be working to 8pm to ensure the improvements are ready for new traffic signals to be installed.
- Granite paving, kerbing and parking spaces have been installed in front of the toilets and Kelsey House and Chessington Tyres.
- Filling of soil in the planters on Beckenham Green has commenced.
Traffic Management Issues.
From Tuesday 29th August the High Street from Kelsey Square to Thornton’s Corner will be one way. The direction of traffic will move northeast, from Kelsey Square to Thornton’s Corner with diversions on Rectory Road. This one way system will be in place until the end of November 2017 when works will be suspended for the Christmas period. In January 2018 temporary one way traffic flow will be reintroduced.
Concerns have been raised regarding traffic flow at the junction with Thornton’s Corner. TfL have investigated this issue and have adjusted them to regulate the green light timings to account for traffic flow at certain times of the day.
The left turn from one section of the High Street to the other is, presently much sharper for buses, due to the works outside Kelsey Park House on the opposite corner. Buses are currently slowing to avoid safety barriers therefore forcing vehicles from Manor Road and Kelsey Park Road to wait. As the work progresses along this section of the High Street, the situation will improve.
(For reference some works such as traffic signals and power connections are conducted by outside agencies such as Transport for London and UKPN. The project does not have control of these works).
The High Street from Thornton’s Corner to Beckenham Junction has remained one directional. Consideration by the Councils Highways Department and TfL has concluded that this is the best solution during the remainder of the works. It is considered that despite diversions signs some cars would continue to drive south from Bromley Road junction and cause traffic management problems when confronted with the one directional traffic management for the High Street between Thornton’s Corner and the War Memorial.
New road closures and bus diversions are in place. Helen McConnell can supply a copy of the new bus stops at the below email address.