Category Archives: Beckenham High Street

Beckenham High Street Improvements Update

BECKENHAM HIGH STREET  
Work for week commencing the 16th October 2017.
Phase 3 works:
  • Transport for London will commence the installation of new traffic signals at Thorntons Corner. Paving work will continue on the eastern corners of Thorntons Corner.
  • The construction of the new planters on Beckenham Green and filling with soil will continue and resurfacing of the hard area will commence shortly.
  • Completed Works
     Granite paving, kerbing and parking spaces have completed on the western side of Thorntons Corner.

The works outside the old Post Office is not connected to the TfL work but is emergency UK Power Networks replacing a link box that is overheating. Also, work further up the high street relates to a new gas main into a newly renovated shop.

Beckenham High Street Improvements Update

 Work for week commencing the 2nd October 2017.

Phase 3 works:

  • Granite paving will continue to be laid at Thornton’s Corner.
  • Kerbing, drainage and paving will be installed outside the Village Garage and continue west up the High Street.
  • A materials compound will be located further up the High Street.
  • The construction of the new planters on Beckenham Green will continue. Filling the planters will commence.

Late Working

  • For the next 2-3 weeks the contractors will be working to 8pm to ensure the improvements are ready for new traffic signals to be installed.

Completed Works

  • Granite paving, kerbing and parking spaces have been installed in front of the toilets and Kelsey House.

Beckenham High Street Improvements Update

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.

Beckenham High Street Updates

Work for week commencing 11 September 2017.

Phase 3 works:

  • 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 temporary asphalt surfacing on the north-west corner of Thornton’s Corner is being excavated for the laying of the granite paving.
  • Thames Water has had a problem with one of their water mains. At present they are still investigating the problem. As a consequence surfacing work in the section of The High Street between Thornton’s Corner and Beckenham Junction has been temporarily stopped.
  • The construction of the new planters on Beckenham Green will continue.

Beckenham High Street Improvements Update

Work for week commencing the 4 September 2017.

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 northeast, from the War Memorial to Thornton’s Corner with diversions on Rectory Road. This one way system will be in place until the end of November 2017 when works will be suspended for the Christmas period. In January 2018 temporary one way traffic flow will be reintroduced.

Work to excavate the highway will continue. Additional drainage will be installed and the new kerbing will be installed.

Thames Water has had a problem with one of their water mains. As a consequence surfacing work in the section of The High Street between Thornton’s Corner and Beckenham Junction has been temporarily stopped. Thames Water is dealing with the problem and once corrected resurfacing will resume.

The construction of the new planters on Beckenham Green will continue.

Traffic Management Issues.

Concerns have been raised regarding traffic flow at the junction with Thornton’s Corner. TfL are monitoring this issue and may regulate the green light timings to account for traffic flow at certain times of the day. The left turn from one section of the High Street to the other is, presently much sharper for buses, due to the works outside Kelsey Park 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.

(For reference some works such as traffic signals and power connections are conducted by outside agencies such as Transport for London and UKPN. The project does not have control of these works).

The High Street from Thorntons Corner to Beckenham Junction has remained one directional. Consideration by the Councils Highways Department and TfL has concluded that this is the best solution during the remainder of the works. It is considered 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.