Beckenham High Street Updates

Work for weeks commencing the 17th July 2017.

  • At the corner of Church Avenue and High Street; kerb, drainage and traffic signals work will continue.
  • Kerb laying and paving continuing north from Church Avenue.
  • The construction of the new planters on Beckenham Green will continue.

In order to ensure the completion of Phase 2 on programme Conway’s will be working extended hours to 8pm and at the weekend.

For reference, in the week commencing the 24th July 2017 the paving adjacent the planters is anticipated to commence.

Previous completed works

  • Footway excavation and sett laying between Belmont Dry Cleaners and The Dance Studio.
  • Construction of the parking bays between The Dance Studio and Lloyds Bank.

Previous completed works

  • The kerbing and granite sett paving in the parking bays at Thornton’s Corner.
  • The paving outside Jumping Beans has been laid completing the area 47-65 High street. The old bus shelter in this location has been removed in preparation for a replacement shelter.
  • Kerb laying and new paving has commenced from The Big Breakfast towards Church Avenue.

The completed scheme

Feedback from the community has revealed that there are some incorrect perceptions about the scheme.

  • The asphalt at Thornton’s Corner is a temporary measure until the granite paving is laid.
  • The High Street will not be pedestrianised. Improvements will however greatly improve the pedestrian environment with wider pavements, improved lighting and more and better road crossings. After the improvements are complete the High Street will revert to two way traffic as prior to the improvements. The larger widenings such as the North-West corner of Thornton’s Corner have been designed to enable the largest road vehicles to comfortably navigate the corner in both directions. Changes to the vehicle stop lines and traffic signalling will enable vehicles to use the reduced road space with minimal impacts on traffic flows.
  • No existing bus stops will be removed from the High Street. All bus stops will however be improved and will become fully disabled accessible. In order to create sufficient waiting space for passengers some bus stops will be located on what is the highway at present.
  • The scheme will not introduce shared surfaces where the footway and road surface will be on the same level. Throughout the scheme a kerb will be retained and the pedestrian areas will be a traditional pavement above vehicular areas except at crossing places.

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