Category Archives: Roads & Traffic

Road Resurfacing Programme Confirmed

The council has confirmed its highway resurfacing schedule for 2017-19.

In our ward Birch Tree Avenue, Chilham Way, Constance Crescent, Farleigh Avenue, Hurstfield, Larkfield Close and Trevor Close are due to be resurfaced, as well as the section of Chestnut Avenue between Queensway and Sylvan Way. Nearby, Layhams Road south of the police dog training centre is also included in the plans.

Council Sets Out Road Resurfacing Schedule

The council has set out the programme of road and pavement resurfacing for the 2016-17 financial year.

Included in the schedule are resurfacing of the carriageways in Crest Road and Sylvan Way, with Farleigh Avenue and the pavements in Wolfe Close proposed for inclusion in following years. As your ward councillors we have also recently received requests for Birch Tree Avenue to receive attention, among other roads, and will be pushing for these to be included as soon as possible.

All roads are included in the programme after technical surveys and with regard to the levels of traffic, type of usage and other factors.

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A232/Hartfield Crescent Crossing – TFL Consults

A232 Croydon RoadAnother step has been taken in the long running effort to get a pededstrian crossing installed on the busy A232 Croydon Road, near the junction with Harttfield Crescent.

Having received the blessing of the City of London (custodians of West Wickham Common) and Bromley Council, Transport for London (TfL) is formally consulting residents on the proposal.

You can add your voice of support here. The consultation closes on Friday 28th August.

A232 Crossing: Focus Moves to the Guildhall

Following a number of meetings with your local councillors and residents in the West Wickham Common area, Transport for London (TfL) have prepared a number of options for providing a pedestrian crossing near the junction of Hartfield Crescent and the A232 Croydon Road.

There are two options favoured by TfL, both include the widening the top of Hartfield Crescent where it crosses the Common, both for highway safety reasons and to provide a formal pedestrian footway up to the Croydon Road and along the opposite side of that main road.

However, these options involve some degree of ‘land take’ from the Common, which is the responsibility of the City of London. At the City’s West Wickham Commons Consultative Committee in January, Cllr. Neil Reddin and representatives from the West Wickham Common Residents Association saw the plans and made various comments, all generally in favour of at least one or more of the options.

A decision to agree, or otherwise, the loss of common land must now be made by the City of London’s Epping Forest and Commons Committee on the 9th March. One point that was made at the consultative committee was that there have been other (rare) examples of such land take being permitted in the interests of road safety on other areas under the ownership of the City.

A232 Croydon Road nr Hartfield Crescent

Another eight roads set for a makeover

Road_SurfaceThe council has updated the programme of road resurfacing after it won additional ‘winter damage’ funds from central government.

Gates Green Road (between Croydon Road and Kingsway), the short stretch of Pickhurst Lane up to the Hayes Street roundabout and all of Station Approach are expected to receive attention in this financial year. Other roads, including Hayes Hill Road, Tiepigs Lane, Chilham Way, Farleigh Avenue and Hayes Wood Avenue are on the list for 2015/16, though all plans are subject to change in the event of severe weather or other emergency works taking priority.

Action on Bromley South HGV Traffic

HGV wheelsResidents in Baston Road, Hayes Street and Hayes Lane should have a little more peace after today, as the HGV traffic to and from the Bromley South development is diverted.

Your local Conservative councillors, following approaches from residents – particularly those in Baston Road and Hayes Street – have been in contact with senior officers at Bromley Council and the contractors building the new development at the Bromley end of Westmoreland Road. HGVs travelling to and from the site had been trying to negotiate their way through Hayes Street and up through Baston Road – a route totally unsuitable for such vehicles and which had even led to an ugly recent altercation with a bus.

From now on, the vehicles should be using the more suitable A21, with some ‘in-bound’ lorries waiting in Oakley Road – away from residential properties in that area – until they are required on-site. While a few wayward drivers cannot be ruled out, the bulk of the problems should now be resolved.

 

Tiepigs Lane Flooding

The cause of the flooding at Tiepigs Lane has been identified; a river culvert has become blocked on Network Rail’s land which has resulted in water backing up into the road.

After a meeting yesterday with council officers, the Environment Agency and Network Rail are now dealing with this as the two responsible agencies and the EA have plans in place to protect the vulnerable nearby properties in the event of heavy rain.

As your local councillors we will continue to monitor progress on this urgent issue.

Road Resurfacing 2014-15

Road_SurfaceThe works schedule for road and pavement resurfacing was been drawn up. In Hayes and Coney Hall ward, the roadways along Abbotsbury Road, Letchworth Drive and Southbourne will all be resurfaced, with Abbotsbury and Southbourne also having their pavements re-done.

These schedules are set following detailed inspection, not done on set intervals (so there shouldn’t be any resurfacing just for the sake of it). Draft schedules for major resurfacing have also been drawn up for the next few years, and smaller schemes of minor or ‘reactive’ work are also carried out, so if you feel your road is also in need of attention then let us know – it may well already be in the programme.