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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 - 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.

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What is happening?

The first Phase(s) of the Plan E Highway Improvement works has been temporarily suspended for 6 weeks to ensure that the town centre is fully accessible for the Christmas Season. The works in South Street will re-commence on Monday 8 January 2018 and will require further lane closures in order to protect the workforce and the site compound will set up again at the western end of the Market Place. These works will include completing the footway on the eastern side before moving over to the western side to renew the footway and provide a loading bay.  Works phase F includes the following:

  • We will be working on South Street where we will be renewing the footways and kerbing as well as improving the road layout and providing new loading bays; [Phase F]
  • This phase will allow changes to the road layout in Epsom to help reduce congestion and improve the town centre’s appearance;
  • We will make sure you can get to and from your house or business when it is safe to do so.

Following the works in South Street we will also be working on the ‘Playhouse junction’ (South St./Ashley Avenue) [Phase G] and the ‘Marquis Junction’ (South St./High St/ West St) [Phase E] where we will be improving the junction layouts and updating traffic signals to prepare for the conversion of South Street into a 2-way street.  (Spring/Summer 18)

Traffic management will be permanently in place for the majority of the remaining phases of highway works which are anticipated to continue in the town centre until end of November 2018. We know that traffic flow through Epsom is critical, and even a minor incident can create major disruption. We are planning the works carefully with our contractor and SCC’s Traffic Signals team will monitor and adjust traffic signals to try and minimise impacts, if safe to do so.

We apologise in advance for any delays this work causes and thank you for your cooperation and patience but please plan for longer travel times.  Traffic Management arrangements will ensure that the town centre is ‘Open for Business’.  Improvements to the Market Place will take place during Summer 18 with the regular Market trading being maintained, but in a more condensed space whilst the works take place.

The council’s contractor Kier and Murrill Construction Ltd will be carrying out these works on our behalf.

Traffic management plans can be found at the bottom of this webpage.

This page will be updated on a regular basis – so please check back regularly for the latest newsletter containing information on progress or to find out what is happening next

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Updates

Weekly update #7 - Friday 24 November 2017

For the latest update on this scheme, please view our latest weekly e-newsletter.

We will publish updates on the progress of this scheme on this section of the webpage each week. Please scroll to the bottom of this webpage where you will be able to sign up for weekly email updates.

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Travelling by bus?

The temporary changes to some bus services and stops required to facilitate the highway improvement works in South Street have finished. From Monday 27 November the temporary diverted services resume to normal routes and bus stops except Metrobus 460/480 which will continue to terminate at High Street stop 'K' until further notice. SCC publish online a full list of temporary changes to bus services including changes to the following services 460/480. These changes are also displayed at the appropriate bus stops. Please check regularly from January 2018 for temporary arrangements and updates as the Highway works phases continue in the town centre.

As from Monday 8th January 2018, the current bus stand in the western end of the High Street will be formally revoked and the new bus stand in Ashley Avenue will be fully operational.  The bus stand will be predominantly be used by the TfL services 406, 418 & 470 which previous stood in the High Street stand.

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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.

The submitted Business Case document can be viewed below.

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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