Waddon traffic proposals

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2419
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Following the recent consultation regarding options for managing traffic between Croydon and Sutton earlier this year, I have been told that there are rumours that plans for a new dual carriageway at Waddon are being 'reconsidered'. Please could we have an update on this?

Answer

Answer for Waddon traffic proposals

Answer for Waddon traffic proposals

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL confirmed that they do not have any plans for a new dual-carriageway at Waddon. In early 2015, TfL consulted on the principles of, and two options for, improving the capacity of the A23/A232 (Fiveways) junction to accommodate forecast growth in the wider Croydon area. One option included providing a new vehicle, cycle and pedestrian bridge connecting the A232 between Croydon Road and Duppas Hill Road. The second option included widening the existing bridge, along with the road adjacent to Waddon railway station.

Feasibility design, traffic modelling and option appraisal is nearing completion for both options. TfL will publish an initial consultation report later this year, including information outlining the preferred option. An additional detailed public consultation on the preferred option is planned for 2016.