- Spread Eagle Junction works
- Taxi rank relocation
- Epsom Market Place works
- Town centre traffic light control
- Epsom 'Plan E' Highway improvements
- A24 Network Resilience Epsom Town Centre Business Case submission
- Contact the Plan E team
Work has now recommenced at the Spread Eagle junction to complete the following sections:
- Complete kerbing and tactile paving on the north-east corner by Lloyds
- Refurbish the traffic signals and tactile paving at the pedestrian crossing to Epsom Square on High Street
- Complete paving by Metro Bank in Ashley Road
These works are being undertaken in sections to minimise the impact on pedestrian crossings.
Work to improve Epsom Market Place is also now in progress.
Spread Eagle Junction
All pedestrian crossing points have now been opened and the junction is operating safely. The junction will come under 'Urban Traffic Control' (UTC) management once other traffic signal refurbishment has been completed. The junction phasing now allows the Ashley Centre pedestrian crossing and Waterloo Road pedestrian crossing to run simultaneously and reduce the overall junction cycle time.
New pedestrian countdown markers at the crossing points are now operational and will improve safety for all users.
Carriageway resurfacing - February 2019
Carriageway resurfacing is planned towards the end of February. This phase of the works will require approximately two weeks of night time closures, once details are confirmed further information including diversions and other arrangements for buses and taxis will be published on this page and advertised on advance warning signs on site.
Taxi rank relocation
As part of the highway improvement works and to provide more public space, the taxi rank by Epsom Clock Tower has been relocated to the western end of the High Street, outside TK Maxx.
This will ensure that the Hackney Carriage trade continues to have a presence in the High Street to serve the local community.
Signage is in place to notify and direct customers from the old rank to the new rank.
Epsom Market Place
Improvement works to the Market Place have now commenced.
The improvement works include:
- New paving
- Taxi rank relocation
- Kerb replacement
- Removal of anti-pedestrian paving – this work will require a lane closure of High Street
- New seating
- Tree uplighting
- New 'wayfinding' signs
- Installation of a new drinking fountain
The Market will remain open throughout the project and we will seek to ensure the smooth running of the Market and the adjoining businesses during these works. To facilitate this we will create a temporary walkway around the works area to ensure safe access to businesses and the Market. We will also need to remove some of the existing planters to allow access for machinery.
The Market Place improvement works will take place in three phases:
- The first phase will continue the new paving on the south side of the High Street to past the Epsom Clock Tower and is scheduled for completion in summer 2019
- The second phase will continue the new paving on the other side of the Market Place
- The final phase will include paving outside the Assembly Rooms and the relocation of the Evocation of Speed statue.
During each phase of the works, all trees will be removed. New trees will be planted from November 2019 during the approved planting season for trees.
We are aware of the historical aspects to the Market Place and we will ensure they are preserved. Epsom Clock Tower will be protected and both the Richmond Cattle Trough and the time capsule stone will be taken to a specialist stone mason for restoration.
We will also be working with the Emily Davison Project to offer a prominent location in the Market Place for their memorial statue.
Town centre traffic light control
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.
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.
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.
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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Files available to download
- Epsom Market Place works plan (792.0 KB)
Map showing details of Epsom Market Place improvements 2019
- Spread Eagle junction leaflet September (409.0 KB)
Details of the works being carried out at Spread Eagle junction, Epsom from September 2018
- Spread Eagle junction work plan September (1.1 MB)
Map showing details of the works at Spread Eagle junction, Epsom