Access to the A316 from Hospital Bridge Road

MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Rush hour congestion at the junction of the A316 and Hospital Bridge Road has resulted in lengthy tailbacks along Powder Mill Lane, Percy Road and Hospital Bridge Road. This in turn has led to rat running through local estates. What will you do to improve the traffic flow for vehicles trying to get on to, or across, the A316?


Answer for Access to the A316 from Hospital Bridge Road

Answer for Access to the A316 from Hospital Bridge Road

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In the summer last year TfL installed SCOOT (adaptive traffic control system) to manage traffic in this area, which has resulted in a 16.5% reduction in delays in rush hour periods.  However, TfL has also recorded steadily increasing traffic flows here over the last nine months, making the task of managing the flow of people in this area more difficult.  The current timings of the traffic signals have been balanced for the needs of all users. Further increases in traffic green time would result in greater delays to the large numbers of school children using the crossing facilities in the area, and would also lead to traffic queues extending across the roundabout.

TfL will continue to monitor this area very carefully.