Redeveloping Croydon Road, Caterham

Background

Surrey County Council, Tandridge District Council and the Business Improvement District are making changes to Caterham which aim to make the area more attractive for people to live and work in, as well as boosting the economy and creating more jobs.

These improvements are part of Tandridge District Councils bigger project to deliver the aspirations of the Caterham Masterplan.

Works information

From Monday 12 February 2024, works to redevelop Croydon Road in Caterham are due to start and will take around eleven months to complete. This will make Croydon Road a safer, more attractive and appealing place to visit, work and enjoy.

Overnight construction work on Station Road

From Monday 10 June, Walker Construction will be carrying out essential construction work overnight on Station Road, including part of the roundabout heading north along Croydon Road in Caterham. This work is expected to take at least two weeks to complete. The road will be closed from 8pm to 6am, with clearly marked diversion routes in place.

These works are critical and will involve repairing two collapsed gullies on the roundabout, connecting pipework for the rain gardens and resurfacing part of the road. The work involves breaking up the existing road surface, laying new pipework, compacting the road and laying tarmac. Work has been scheduled overnight to minimise traffic disruption during peak hours.

Who is carrying out the work?

Walker Construction has been contracted to carry out this work for Surrey County Council, Tandridge District Council and Caterham Valley for You.

What will they be doing?

The works being carried out include:

  • From 12 February, creating a site compound on Timber Hill Road.
  • Essential surface water repairs.
  • Extending and improving footpaths and installing new paving.
  • Planting more trees and greenery and installing rain gardens which will help sustainably manage surface water.
  • Amendments to parking and bus bays and installing two electric vehicle charging spaces.
  • Installation of sustainable urban drainage systems under the surface of parking bays and footways.
  • Installation of benches and seating.

Traffic management

To carry out this work, from 26 February to 9 December 2024, a traffic management plan will be in place, this includes temporary traffic lights and partial road closures. Every effort will be made to minimise traffic delays, although it is impossible to avoid completely.

Pedestrian access

At times we will need to temporarily close parts of the pavements. Alternative routes will be clearly signposted. For your safety and the safety of the crew and drivers, please use these routes.

Access to businesses

We'll always keep access to the businesses open. To cause as little disruption as possible, some drain work will happen at night.

Will it be noisy?

There will be some noise. Sometimes, the crew will have to work overnight to reduce disruption during peak times. Please note night construction will involve some noise.

What happens if the work is delayed?

This type of work can sometimes be delayed due to bad weather or unforeseen circumstances. We will keep you updated about any changes, please check for updates on:

Contact us

You can either talk to the site manager, or call:

  • Hooke Highways traffic management hotline: 01934 733516.
  • Walker Construction for site queries: 01296 733856.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your support and patience.

To see a map detailing each phase of the works please visit Tandridge District Council's scheme webpage.

20mph speed limit

We also propose to implement a 20mph speed limit on the following roads:

  • Farningham Road
  • Commonwealth Road
  • Mount Pleasant Road
  • Colin Road
  • Croydon Road
  • Highfield Drive
  • Crescent Road
  • Timber Hill Road
  • Station Avenue
  • Church Hill
  • Stafford Road
  • Godstone Road
  • Clareville Road
  • Eothen Close
  • Harestone Hill
  • Harestone Valley Road

Drivers will be alerted to the 20mph speed limit by a combination of signs and road markings.

Introducing a 20mph default speed limit on these roads is intended to:

  • Reduce vehicle speeds on our roads, particularly on those with a record of vehicles exceeding the speed limit
  • Reduce the number and severity of accidents
  • Create environments that make walking and cycling safer and more appealing
  • Lead to an overall improvement in the liveability of neighbourhoods
  • Aid the council's wider aim to improve air quality

Residents will be able to comment on the proposed 20mph limit through the statutory consultation process later this year.

Consultation and engagement

In 2020, Tandridge District Council consulted with local residents, businesses and stakeholders. The feedback received helped shape the plans and development of the final designs. Road safety audits and technical appraisals were also carried out by Surrey County Council.

On Thursday 2 March 2023, a Croydon Road event was held and plans for Croydon Road's new look and feel were shared with members of the public. A panel of project experts were also in attendance to answer a wide variety of questions from the public.

A list of frequently asked questions about the scheme can be found on Tandridge District Council's Croydon Road webpage.

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