Better Junctions - Upper Richmond Road / Clifford Avenue

MQT on 2014-06-11
Session date: 
June 11, 2014
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In your answer to my question, 2014/0664 you claim to have taken action to sort out the dangerous junction at Upper Richmond Road and Clifford Avenue, can you explain the alterations that you have made?


Answer for Better Junctions - Upper Richmond Road / Clifford Avenue

Answer for Better Junctions - Upper Richmond Road / Clifford Avenue

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There were incidences of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) regularly striking the kerb and pedestrian guard railing on the north-eastern corner of the junction as they attempted to make the tight left turn from Clifford Avenue into the A205 Upper Richmond Road West.  

A scheme was implemented that would improve the turning manoeuvre for HGVs at this junction due to the concern for pedestrian and cyclist safety.  As repositioning the kerb line at the north-east corner of the junction was not feasible, the central refuge and stop line on the eastern arm of the A205 Upper Richmond Road West were repositioned further back from the junction, in order to provide for a wider turning circle for HGVs when turning left and minimise damage occurring to the kerb stones and PGR.

The central island also contained a traffic signal head which was repositioned with the island and stop line.  The traffic island was cut back on the western arm of the A305 Upper Richmond Road West to improve the turning radius for right-turning HGVs as well.  

Advanced Cycle Stop Lines were introduced on the east and west arms of the junction.

The scheme was included in the Better Junctions Review.  As a result of this, cycle logos were included across the junction to help highlight the presence of pedal cyclists. The scheme was completed in November 2012.