The Contractor, North Midland Construction PLC, have started repaving the footways at the petrol station end of the road and will work towards the A3 in a phased approach. The section adjacent to the existing pedestrian crossing will be left for the time being as the crossing is required until the central barriers are removed. Work on the central island will start once the footways are substantially complete.
North Midland Construction has also started work in the Tolworth Roundabout, building the retaining walls required to support the new above ground pedestrian links. All works are on programme.
North Midland Construction PLC (NMC) has built up a reputation for high quality public realm and highway schemes across the UK. Recent schemes include:
NMC are known for their professional and considerate manner when dealing with local residents and organisations.
“We set ourselves extremely high standards and have appointed Rod Raffell, one of our most experienced Project Managers to this scheme”, said Alex Spencer Business Development manager at NMC,” Rod will be based on site full-time and will be able to meet local people and organisations to ensure we are meeting their high expectations”.
Rod has promised to:
If you would like to contact Rod, his mobile phone number is 07976 348815.
Alex Spencer continued: “We are looking forward to delivering this unique scheme for the people of Tolworth and we hope that they enjoy the space we create”.
Tolworth Broadway is set for an exciting new look and feel that puts pedestrians and shoppers at its centre. Particular attention is being paid to improving Tolworth Broadway as a high street and to balancing the priority between pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicular traffic by creating a more inviting and friendly environment and reducing traffic speeds.
The “Greenway” project, part of the Mayor’s Great Outdoors initiative, will deliver extensive public space improvements and address the key issues identified through previous consultation with the local community over the last few years. The project aims to revitalise the Broadway to become a thriving place for people to enjoy and use.
After two years of planning and consultation with residents and local groups, Transport for London (TfL) has pledged £2.1 million to build the scheme, with an additional £1 million coming from Kingston Council. 'Tolworth Times' newsletters have been distributed to residents and businesses in the wider Tolworth area to inform and update them about the scheme. These can be seen at the bottom of this page.
The Greenway scheme will stretch along Tolworth Broadway from the junction with Ewell Road, across the A3 roundabout to Kingston Road, outside the Charrington Bowl.
A series of exhibitions were held throughout November 2011, allowing people to find out more about the scheme. The plans were approved at a meeting of the South of the Borough and Surbiton Neighbourhood Committees on 15 December.
The main aims of the scheme are to:
The plan is to remove the central barriers along Tolworth Broadway to allow pedestrians to cross the road at any point they choose. Formal pedestrian crossing points, both signalled and unsignalled, will be provided for those who wish to use them.
The central island (the ‘Greenway’) will be widened, have a low kerb and a vibrant resin bound gravel surface that will enable all users to travel from Ewell Road and Kingston Road. The Royal National Institute of Blind People, various interest groups, and the police have advised on the design to make sure it is suitable for everyone. The existing traffic signals at Tolworth Roundabout will be adjusted to allow the road to be crossed by pedestrians and cyclists so bypassing the subways which many people said they found intimidating.
The footways outside the shops on Tolworth Broadway will also be re-laid using concrete blocks to form a forecourt effect.
New paths will be provided within the roundabout to link the new crossing points with the existing pedestrian bridge over the A3. The bridge will be modified to allow cyclists to ride across it. A new signal controlled crossing will be provided in Kingston Road to allow access to both the Charrington Bowl and the Sunray Estate sides of the road.
Further aspects of the Project include:
Speed Limits – The speed limit on Tolworth Broadway will be reduced to 20 mph;
Trees – there will be a number of additional trees planted both in the footway in front of the shops and on the central island;
Seating – extra benches will be provided in front of the shops. There will be no seating on the central island;
Cycles – The scheme provides a route for cyclist to cross the A3. Cyclists will also be able to use the central island and the roadway as at present. The aim is to encourage more shoppers and commuters to cycle, reduce car journeys and lower emissions;
Street lighting – new lamp columns will be installed to increase the levels of lighting in the Broadway and the centre of the roundabout. Extra lights will be installed to make sure the footways in front of shops are well lit;
Deliveries – loading bays will be provided on both sides of Tolworth Broadway;
Pedestrian Crossings – controlled crossing (with a green man) will be installed at either end of Tolworth Broadway with 3 uncontrolled crossing (no green man) in between;
Pedestrian Subways - The existing subways will still be available to use;
On-street Parking - The number of on-street parking spaces will not change;
Buses - Bus services will remain the same.
If you have any questions about the Tolworth Project please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org