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Kingston to Tolworth - Phase 1: Penrhyn Road
The route runs between Kingston College Roundabout and Surbiton Road via Penrhyn Road. Construction works commenced in January 2019. The main works are broadly complete and the route is planned to open to cyclists after the final surface is added to the cycle lane. The carriageway and pedestrian areas have been upgraded as the segregated cycle lanes have been constructed, and the road layout has been improved. The project will transform facilities for cyclists and extend the cycling network southwards between Kingston Town Centre and Surbiton. The northern end of the route connects with the Wheatfield Way scheme, while the southern end of the route links to the Surbiton to Kingston scheme at the junction of Surbiton Road and Surbiton Crescent. The Penrhyn Road section is the first phase of the Kingston to Tolworth scheme to be constructed.
Kingston to Tolworth - Phase 2: Ewell Road
In November 2018, the council's Environment & Sustainable Transport Committee agreed to proceed with Phase 2 of the Kingston to Tolworth scheme on Ewell Road. Design of this phase was undertaken in 2019, and construction of this project began in January 2020.
The works will be undertaken by Kier Highways on behalf of the council along the A240 Ewell Road between the intersections with St Marks Hill (B3370) and Tolworth Close, and are expected to continue until Spring 2021. It is anticipated that the works will proceed in phased sections, and works may be carried out in more than one location at any one time. In general, two-way vehicle access will be maintained along Ewell Road during the works. However, should any diversions be required, notification letters will be sent and clear signage will be in place.
The works will involve:
- Creation of new segregated cycle lanes
- Upgrades to pedestrian/cycle crossings and traffic signal junctions
- Upgrades to paving, footways, kerbs and central islands
- Changes to street lighting
- Resurfacing of the carriageway
- Changes to bus stops
- Changes to parking, loading and waiting restrictions
As part of these works, the following temporary measures may be expected at various stages:
- Pedestrian/cycle crossing closures
- Footway, carriageway and side road closures and incursions
- On-street parking suspensions
- Bus stop relocations
- Night works
The plan and timescales for the works are developed with Transport for London and coordinated with other work planned by utility companies. The first phase of works at the intersection with St Mark’s Hill will continue along Ewell Road to Berrylands Road and South Bank. This first phase is expected to continue to the summer of 2020. In order to minimise disruption the works have been planned to take place alongside and during planned utility maintenance works being undertaken by Southern Gas, which involve the closure of St. Mark’s Hill at its junction with Ewell Road. Pedestrian and vehicular access will be maintained along Ewell Road during these works.
To deliver the Ewell Road project a section of Fishponds Park located on the Ewell Road frontage will be used as a compound for roadworks staff and material storage. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. The area will be occupied until early 2021. Thereafter the area will be fully reinstated including any necessary landscape and planting works.