Sustainable transport scheme for London Road and Park Road, Staines upon Thames

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Covid-19 update

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.

Park Road

What will we be doing?

We will be continuing the new shared-use path on Park Road between Gibson Place and Town Lane to create a continuous off-road route between Stanwell Moor Road and Stanwell Village for pedestrians and cyclists.

Scheme details

Start date: 21 June 2021

Duration: 4 months

Working hours: 8am – 5pm (weekdays only)

Traffic management: Temporary traffic lights

Scheme background

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?

The site manager will be responsible for keeping all relevant parties informed of any activities that may cause any inconvenience. 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 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.