A23 Streatham 3

Plenary on 2006-12-06
Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)


Congestion along the Streatham Common end of the A23 is a becoming worse and more frequent - what plans does TfL have for reducing congestion - and easing up the St Leonard's gyratory system - especially in light of the growing developments in the area, for example the Tescos development on the Ice Rink site?


Answer for A23 Streatham 3

Answer for A23 Streatham 3

Answered By: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

TfL is carrying out improvements to the road network in Streatham on an ongoing basis. For example, bus lanes and other priority measures implemented as part of the route 109 scheme and Streatham Station Bridge strengthened and brought back to full capacity

Further improvement works under the "Drive through to Destination" project are underway at Streatham Station Approach. Works will begin soon at Gleneagles Road junction, followed by carriageway resurfacing. In financial year 2007/08 improvement works are planned for the Ambleside Road gyratory system, following successful temporary traffic management trials earlier this year.

Traffic modelling is underway to explore ways in which the St Leonard's junction, and the stretch of Streatham High Road north of Becmead Road to Streatham Hill, could be improved. For example, by rationalising crossing facilities to ensure they serve pedestrian desire lines. This process is nearing completion. Subject to funding being available and following consultation and the necessary approvals, the implementation could commence in 2007/08.

There are separate highway improvements proposed for Streatham High Road through Section 106 and Section 278 Agreements with Tescos. TfL is liaising with the developer's consultants to ensure that improvements are achieved in the context of The Mayor's Transport Strategy, funded wholly by the developer.