Work for week commencing the 18th September 2017.
- In front of Kelsey house and the former toilets works will continue to excavate the highway, install additional drainage and the new introduction of new kerbing will continue. The construction of the PAD parking will also continue
- Granite paving will continue to be laid on the north-west and north-east corner of Thorntons Corner.
- Thames Water has had a problem with one of their water mains The repair works are due to be finished early in the week. The road resurfacing is due to be carried out on Friday 22nd September.
- A temporary materials compound will be located near the junction of High Street and Fairfield Road.
- The construction of the new planters on Beckenham Green will continue.
Traffic Management Issues.
From Tuesday 29th August the High Street from the War Memorial to Thornton’s Corner will be one way. The direction of traffic will move from the War Memorial to Thornton’s Corner, with diversions on Rectory Road. Work will be suspended at the end of November for the Christmas period. In January 2018 the temporary one way traffic flow will be reintroduced.
TfL have adjusted lights at the junction with Thornton’s Corner to regulate the green light timings to account for traffic flow at certain times of the day.
The left turn at Thornton’s Corner is, presently, much sharper for buses, due to the works outside Kelsey House on the opposite corner. Buses are currently slowing to avoid safety barriers therefore forcing vehicles from Manor Road and Kelsey Park Road to wait. As the work progresses along this section of the High Street, the situation will improve. from Manor Road and Kelsey Park Road to wait. As the work progresses along this section of the High Street, the situation will improve.
The High Street from Thorntons Corner to Beckenham Junction has remained one directional. Council Highways Department and TfL consider that despite diversions signs some cars would continue to drive south from Bromley Road junction and cause traffic management problems when confronted with the one directional traffic management for the High Street between Thorntons Corner and the War Memorial.