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Plans for Waddon flyover linking Croydon and Sutton unveiled by Transport for London

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TRANSPORT for London and Croydon Council have unveiled two options for proposed changes to the main road route linking Croydon and Sutton.

TfL says the plans for Fiveways and the surrounding road connections will reduce congestion along Purley Way and improve the area for bus users, pedestrians and cyclists.

One of the options is a plan to build a new road, cycle and pedestrian flyover across the railway line near Waddon Station, linking Duppas Hill Road with the A232 Croydon Road.

The other proposal involves widening Epsom Road so that traffic from Sutton travels past Waddon Station rather than Stafford Road.

Members of the public have been asked to give their views on the options through a consultation on TfL's website. TfL say a more detailed proposal on the chosen option will then be developed.

It is hoped that work will be underway during winter 2018, with the new road layout to be finished by 2020.

TfL says it is contacting residents and businesses whose property might be affected by either proposal.

Councillor Kathy Bee, cabinet member for transport and environment, said: "Croydon residents are all too familiar with how busy Fiveways can be, especially during rush hour.

"These proposals will tackle congestion and deliver big improvements on managing traffic in that area.

"They will also provide new cycle lanes, more accessible pedestrian crossings and widened footways in some places, whilst also providing opportunities for improved public space and helping to improve bus services.

"Purley Way is one of Croydon's main routes, so we'd really like people to give their views on these proposals and help shape how we transform this busy part of our borough."

Alan Bristow, TfL's director of road space management, said:"The Purley Way bypass along the A23 is 90 years old this year and, in that time, the area around this vital main road has been completely transformed by new retail areas and houses.

"These new proposals for the Fiveways junction will allow the area to continue to grow, while also improving it for current residents and businesses."

An online survey and full consultation will now be open until March 15, and can be visited here. In addition, the options will be on display at Waddon Leisure Centre on Saturday, February 7 from 9am until 1pm and on Wesdnesday, February 11, from 4pm until 8pm.

Another public display will take place at Croydon Clocktower on Thursday, February 12 from 10am until 2pm.

Mr Bristow said: "We look forward to hearing people's views on these exciting new plans, which form part of our £4bn Road Modernisation Plan to transform London's roads and urban realm and support the growth of the capital's economy and population."

The first proposal involves building a flyover linking Duppas Hill Road with the A232 Croydon Road

Alternatively, Epsom Road could be widened to allow two lanes of traffic

Plans for Waddon flyover linking Croydon and Sutton unveiled by Transport for London


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