Work underway on major £3.56m scheme to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians

Work is underway on a major £3.56m improvement scheme in Beddington Lane and Hilliers Lane to improve the travel experience for pedestrians and cyclists.

Sutton Council has secured £1.86m funding from Transport for London (TfL) for the Beddington North TfL Major Scheme with council funding of £1.7m giving a total budget of £3.56m.

Sutton Council, in partnership with TfL, consulted with the local community group Beddington North Neighbourhood Forum and the Beddington for Business Business Improvement District (BID) to develop the Beddington North Major Scheme.

A new pedestrian and cycle route will run alongside the entire length of Beddington Lane. The Beddington Lane/Asda junction will have a new roundabout, a safe pedestrian and cycle crossing, while road resurfacing and kerb works will take place around the Beddington Lane Tramlink stop.

The scheme will help showcase the character of the Conservation Area around Beddington Village with new pedestrian crossings and improved management of heavy goods vehicles.  Pedestrian and cycle crossings will be installed throughout Beddington Lane providing safer travel for residents.

Cllr Jill Whitehead, Chair of the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee at Sutton Council, said: “Thanks to funding awarded from TfL, combined with match funding from Sutton Council, it will enable us to significantly improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists while improving the appearance of the area.”

“We have listened closely to what residents and local businesses say. These improvements will help restore and preserve the unique character of the area, while creating a safer environment for everyone living and working there.”

Ben Plowden, Director of Programme and Project Sponsorship at TfL, said; “It’s fantastic to see the work to transform the Beddington North area get underway, which will encourage more walking and cycling, and will help to reduce road danger and improve air quality.”

“Investing in London’s public spaces and local town centres – such as in Sutton – is all part of the Mayor of London’s Healthy Streets Approach to create a city that is more pleasant to live in and move around.”

The first phase of the Beddington North TfL Major Scheme starts from 22 January and will last approximately 16 weeks.  

Further information on the sequence of works, planned improvements and temporary road closures will be updated regularly on the council’s webpage. Individual local works will have their own signage and properties immediately next to the works will be notified by a formal letter.

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