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Epsom and Ewell major transport schemes

Congestion in Epsom

The current Spread Eagle works will continue to disrupt town centre traffic at times. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Operation of some signals is currently different to normal. This is because the 'Urban Traffic Control' (UTC) management of the signals is not currently operating across the whole town centre and cannot, whilst road works continue. Individual junctions are still operating intelligently, however they are not yet able to communicate with one another.

We will continue to review the vehicle detection measures, programming and operation of all junctions as new traffic movements become clearer and more commonplace and will seek to optimise the operation of each junction accordingly.

When all works are completed and the full UTC operation is restored, further refinements can be made.

Spread Eagle Junction

The work at the Spread Eagle junction has now finished for this year. All the pedestrian crossing points have been opened and the junction is operating safely on the new signal controller.

Works are due to recommence on 7 January 2019. This will see new kerbing and tactile paving on the other arms of the crossroads and the crossing near McDonalds, these works will be planned in sections to minimise the effect on pedestrian crossing areas. Following this, paving works will continue outside Metro Bank and new kerbing works will commence adjacent to the Market Place between the Spread Eagle and the crossing by TX Maxx.

Resurfacing works are planned towards the end of February. This phase of the project will require approximately two weeks of night closures, once details are confirmed we will publish information about these closures on this page.

This phase of the improvements to the town centre will renew the traffic signals at the Spread Eagle Junction, at the pedestrian crossing at the Ashley Centre access and at the crossing by Derby Square.

As the pedestrian crossings at the Ashley Centre and Spread Eagle are some of the most used in the town centre they will also have countdown markers so pedestrians can see how long they have to cross.

The traffic island in the crossroads will also be removed and the footway built out at the Metro Bank corner. This will be paved with the same blocks as recently used in South Street footways and outside the Playhouse. The pedestrian crossing between this corner and the Spread Eagle will also be fully controlled making it safer than the existing crossing which has had an unfortunate history of pedestrian accidents.

We will also be resurfacing the area. This will require some night time works with road closures. We will update this website as well as advise local businesses and residents when we have programmed this work.

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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.

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.

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We will be issuing regular updates on this webpage as the scheme progresses. Enter your email address below to keep up to date with the Epsom Town Centre works.

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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.

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.

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Contact us

  • Email us at: majorschemes@surreycc.gov.uk (Please include 'Plan E' in your email subject)
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