Epsom Sustainable Transport Package (STP)
- Epsom 'Plan E' Highway Improvements
- What is happening?
- Travelling by bus? Find out more
- A24 Network Resilience Epsom Town Centre Business Case submission
- Contact us
Epsom 'Plan E' Highway improvements
The County Council has been awarded £2.7m from the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to change the road layout in Epsom to help reduce congestion and improve the town centre's appearance. The scheme contributes towards securing Epsom's town centre future as set out in the Borough Council's adopted Area Action Plan, Plan E - Epsom Town Centre Area Action Plan (PDF).
The scheme aims to reduce congestion and promote economic growth by making it easier for shoppers to get to the town centre provide an attractive business environment and support the creation of jobs.
The Playhouse junction will be closed for resurfacing on the 16 July for five nights. The works will start at 8pm and the road will be re-opened at 6am. The map for the closure is below.
There will be no access during this time, except for emergency vehicles. There is a diversion route planned for the closure.
For the latest update on this scheme, please view our latest weekly e-newsletter.
The plans for the new junctions can be found at the bottom of this webpage.
In order to shorten the works construction programme the workforce is being increased and the working hours extended until 8pm for the main build of the project.
- Continuing to lay blocks and install drainage at the Playhouse Forecourt
- Corner of South Street, pavement blockwork being finished off
- Kerbing and pipe works continue in the carriageway
- New drains installed
- Night works with 4 way signals are now complete
- Work planned for the resurfacing of the junction, these will involve a night-time closure for 5 nights
- Removal of old kerbing continues;
- Installation of new kerbing, pipework and drainage is on going;
- Inspection pits being constructed.
- Working hours have been extended from until 8pm and all day Saturday
- Works being planned for night time resurfacing (likely to be in August and will require a night time closure)
South Street temporary pedestrian arrangements
The temporary pedestrian crossing in place for the Derby weekend was only possible as works at the junction were put on hold. Works at the junction have restarted. It is not possible provide a pedestrian crossing during the rebuild of traffic islands at this location.
An alternative temporary pedestrian crossing in South Street has been difficult to accommodate for these works, due to:
- a straight crossing needed over 3 lanes of traffic;
- not enough pavement space to place equipment without blocking the pavement;
- the bend in the road, which makes any temporary crossings unsafe; and
- the queuing traffic on the road could block the temporary crossing, making it unsafe.
With town centre works like these there will be some disruption to pedestrians and road users. We are trying to keep this to a minimum and ensure safety for both construction workers and the public. However, it is acknowledged that the alternative route to access certain properties in South Street is longer for some people. But safe road crossing alternatives are available. Although, not always on the desired route. Additional signs have been added in the Market Place to help direct pedestrians to the other route. The works are ahead of programme at the Playhouse junction.
Works are being done as quickly and safely as possible to complete the Marquis junction improvements.
We apologise for the delays caused. Please continue to use the alternative pedestrian route whilst these works take place.
We will be issuing regular updates on this web page as the scheme progresses. Enter your email address below to keep up to date with the Epsom Town Centre works.
A24 Network Resilience Epsom Town Centre business case submission
The Business Case to the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership bidding for £2million Local Growth Deal Funding to fund the A24 Network Resilience scheme has been resubmitted on 8 September, including Independent Assurance recommending the scheme for funding approval.
The scheme aims to address drainage and carriageway defects identified at the 'Spread Eagle' junction and other sections of the one-way system, during recent investigations part of the Plan E Highway Improvements scheme which are out of scope and budget of the Plan E Highway Improvements scheme .
If the bid is successful the resilience scheme will provide reinstatement of the existing drainage system identified as in poor structural repair, improve access to drainage to ease future maintenance, repair and resurface the worn carriageway and re-profile the road to balance flow into drainage systems. The works will coincide with the current planned Highways works in 2017 as part of the Epsom Plan E Highway Improvement works and will result in significant reductions in the need for future reactive maintenance to provide a fully resilient town centre highway network.
The submitted Business Case document can be viewed below.
- A24 Network Resilience Epsom Town Centre Business Case (PDF)
- A24 Network Resilience Epsom Town Centre Annexes (PDF)
For this cross-borough scheme, please follow the link to find out more: Epsom and Banstead major transport schemes
Unsuccessful bid for funding
We have recently been informed that the A24 Epsom Town Centre Network Resilience scheme bid was unsuccessful and has not been awarded funding. Surrey County Council are waiting on feedback from the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (C2C LEP) to understand why the funding was unsuccessful. The lack of funding results in the eastern ends of the High Street and East Street junctions in not being resurfaced and some other drainage works will not being corrected. However funds are available to ensure that drainage defects will be corrected and the carriageway will be resurfaced on the western side of the town centre as part of the Plan E Highways Improvements works. The County Council will continue to lobby the C2C LEP to fund this important scheme for Epsom Town Centre.
- Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org (Please include 'Plan E' in your email subject)
- Contact us via our contact centre.
Files available to download
- Epsom town centre Playhouse July closure letter (199.6 KB)
Letter to residents and businesses to inform them of the closing of The Playhouse junction from Ashley Avenue to South Street
- Epsom town centre development Marquis junction plan (1.2 MB)
Epsom town centre development Marquis junction plan
- Epsom town centre development Playhouse junction plan (1.4 MB)
Epsom town centre development Playhouse junction plan
- Epsom town centre development Playhouse road marking plan (1.2 MB)
Epsom town centre development Playhouse road marking plan
- Epsom Phase F - Works Leaflet (346.6 KB)
Leaflet explaining what we are doing, delivered to all residents and businesses affected by our works