Sustainable transport scheme for London Road and Park Road, Staines upon Thames
Update November 2020
The works are on London Road and Park Road are substantially completed. Our contractor is currently correcting defects identified following a site inspection. We will be installing traffic signal detectors once defect correction has been completed.
The Government and Department for Transport have asked the Highway Sector Council to make every effort to deliver essential highways projects on all local authority highway networks, whilst abiding by the COVID-19 safe working practices. We are therefore carrying out these works in line with central government and COVID-19 safe working practises and in accordance with the CLC Site Operating Procedures, endorsed by Public Health England.
Our sub-contractor will have appropriate procedures in place to ensure their staff can comply with government advice. We would ask that you please respect these workers as they deliver these highways services.
This scheme will remain in constant review in line with UK Government advice.
A308 London Road
Work recommenced on 4 May for a duration of up to sixteen (16) weeks.
Work recommenced on 4 May for a duration of up to eleven (11) weeks. During this time Park Road will be closed 24 hours a day/7 days a week between Stanwell Moor Road and Gibson Place.
What will we be doing?
A308 London Road
Update - 19 June
The shared use path between Fairfield Avenue (east) and Fairfield Avenue (west) has been substantially completed.
Work currently in progress:
- Construction of the new refuge/splitter island at the Crooked Billet roundabout
- Construction of the shared-use path between Birch Green and Staines Service Centre
The proposed improvements will involve the widening of the northern pavement to create a new off-road shared-use path for pedestrians and cyclists, allowing a minimum width of three metres where possible. A toucan crossing is to be installed at the junction with Fairfield Avenue (east) to make it easier and safer for people to cross the road and on street parking is to be provided outside the residential areas.
Highways England are planning to make improvements to the Crooked Billet roundabout making it safer and easier to use for pedestrians and cyclists. We are working together to make sure the proposals complement each other.
Sections of London Road will need to be closed for seven nights during this scheme for carriageway resurfacing and lining. A letter drop will be carried out prior to these road closures and this webpage will be updated.
Update - 19 June
Preparation works, which included the construction of a retaining wall as well as ditch clearance and gully works, have now been completed.
Work currently in progress:
- Construction of the shared-use path
Park Road remains closed 24 hours a day/7 days a week between Stanwell Moor Road and Gibson Place.
The improvements to this route will include creating a new shared-use path on the western end of Park Road to create a continuous off-road route between Stanwell Moor Road and Stanwell Village for pedestrians and cyclists.
The improvement works on London Road and Park Road are being delivered as part of the Wider Staines Sustainable Transport Package (STP). The Wider Staines STP is a package of measures that improve sustainable travel options in Stanwell, north Ashford and Staines town centre. The improvements are intended to make it easier and more appealing for people to get around the area on foot, by bicycle and by public transport.
How will this affect me?
Our contractor Mildren Construction will liaise with local businesses and residents regularly to ensure arrangements are clear and understood by all and that all needs are met.
The site manager will be responsible for keeping all relevant parties informed of any activities that may cause any inconvenience. Access will be maintained during agreed times for business deliveries and for waste collections as required. We will make sure you can get to and from your house or business when it is safe to do so. Please talk to a member of our staff on site about your access queries – talking to our staff can easily solve most issues.
Existing routes, pavements and crossing points will be maintained for the duration of the project, wherever possible. Where this is not possible diversions, temporary pavements and crossing points will be installed.
Frequently asked questions
Why are you making changes to A308 London Road?
A308 London Road is a busy and often congested road that hosts a number of shops and businesses. In some parts, the footways become narrow and cluttered with street furniture and parked vehicles which can make the route difficult for people travelling on foot.
Cycle facilities along the route are sporadic and mixed with traffic which deter people who are less confident at riding a bike. The improvements are intended to make it safer and more attractive for people to walk and cycle along a key growth corridor in the town.
Why are you making changes to Park Road?
There is currently a gap in cycle facilities between the recently improved A3044 Stanwell Moor Road and Stanwell Village where riders must re-join the relatively narrow carriageway for a section of Park Road.
The improvements will provide a safe off-road facility that completes a key link in the existing cycle network between Staines, Stanwell Moor and Heathrow.
How is this work being funded?
The schemes are funded as part of the Wider Staines Sustainable Transport Package (Staines STP): a £4.95m package of sustainable transport improvements which is 75% funded by the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership. The 25% is funded through local funding sources including the Heathrow Sustainable Transport Levy and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).
When were people consulted on the schemes?
During April and May 2016 a public consultation was held on all the Staines STP schemes, including London Road and Park Road.
I'm a resident that lives on London Road, will I be able to park my car after the work is completed?
Currently there is no formal parking available on A308 London Road, however we are aware that some residents do park their vehicles on the footway on the approach to the Crooked Billet Roundabout.
As part of the improvement works we will be providing new on-street parking bays outside 111-141 London Road.
What improvements are taking place at the Crooked Billet roundabout and how do these link with the A308 London Road scheme?
The Crooked Billet roundabout and the A30 are operated by Highways England (HE). The A30 junction improvement programme is scheduled to commence in May 2020.
Improvements to the Crooked Billet roundabout will be carried out separately to London Road, however these are expected to be complimentary and make it easier for people to make end-to-end journeys along the route via sustainable modes.
Surrey County Council are liaising with HE to ensure the coordination of the two schemes and to minimise any traffic disruption during the works.