The Outer London Fund

Heart of Hackbridge update - 30 December 2014

Advance warning of works to create the final parking bays at Hackbridge starting on the 19/1/15. 

These works will deliver the last parking bays on London Road and adjacent to Saxon House (the area currently occupied by the two large flower towers).  These bays were an integral part of the original Heart of Hackbridge scheme but the works could not be completed until Virgin Media completed essential works in the area. Virgin Media has now completed its operations and the earliest start date for the contractors, RJ Dance, is 19/1/15.
The works will be carried out over an 11 day period and will require three way lights.  

The timing for use of the temporary lights will initially be restricted so that they are only used between 09:30 - 15:00. If this generates queuing issues around school pick-up time the council will restrict this to 14:30.

Hackbridge new road layout - next steps
Sutton Council has been monitoring the effects of the new junction. As a result, we will consider making a number of changes. Some of the changes we will do now.  Some others are subject to discussion and agreement at a Delivery Board of partners who oversee the project.  Our partners include Bio Regional (a local consultancy company), the Greater London Authority (GLA) and other local interested groups.  We will then review the effects of the changes in late January 2015.  

Next steps

Actions to 30.12.14

1.The roundel will be replaced by a mini-roundabout with arrows, give-way markings and lit signs which will be in place by mid-December.

The mini-roundabout has been installed

2.New Road Layout Ahead' signs on each approach arm to the junction.

The new road layout signs have now been installed on the approaches to Hackbridge

3.The lollipop person will be retained for the immediate future to help with school crossings.

The School Crossing Patrol Service will ensure a lollipop person is available

4.The six courtesy crossings will be made to stand out more by colouring their surface.

The Delivery Board met on 26th November and agreed to keep this under review following the full Stage 3 Safety Audit

5.A road safety campaign will be launched with the police to give information on courtesy crossings to motorists, including bus drivers and local hauliers.

The road safety campaign was run during mid December. Leaflets were distributed to road users and pedestrians by council staff with the help of the Police. The leaflet has also been sent electronically to a range of people through a number of different distribution lists including the Hackbridge and Beddington Corner Neighbourhood Development Group. The leaflet was also posted on the web pages. A pdf copy can also be found on these pages. The leaflet has been sent to local bus and taxi companies.

6.Commission a disability access audit to review how the scheme works for people with disabilities, following the installation of the mini roundabout.

An independent accessibility audit of the 'as built' scheme will take place in late January 2015 at the same time as the full Stage 3 Safety Audit. this can only be undertaken following the completion of the works to create the final parking bays 

7.Consideration of making the Heart of Hackbridge centre and surrounding roads a 20mph zone and introducing further speed reduction measures if the latest speed surveys show that they are needed

The Delivery Board considered the speed survey results (the report is available on these web pages) and recommended consulting on a 20 mph zone

We will incorporate work on the 20 mph zone into the Delivery Programme for March 2015 (earlier if possible)

8.Discuss with the developer of the Felnex site to see if a traffic signalled junction with a separate crossing period for pedestrians at the Station junction can be installed earlier than planned.

Discussions with the developer are ongoing