Road Works In Beddington Lane – a timetable into October

In response to resident concerns, I requested a timetable / schedule of works for Beddington Lane and received the following reply from Highways and transport  – I hope it helps!

Dear Councillor Foster,

Re: MBR ENQ Ref: EHR-ME18-1245 Beddington Lane

Thank you for your correspondence.  Unfortunately a large number of the temporary lights works that have been in place in this period have not been part of the Beddington Major project works.  London Borough of Sutton (LBS) do try and limit the use of temporary lights within the borough and only use them when necessary for safety reasons. The use of temporary lights is predominantly decided upon by the LBS Streetworks team in line with NRSWA legislation.

The existing works on Beddington Lane are part of phase 1 of the project and these should be complete mid October.  The current schedule for these works is listed below. The remaining works for phase 1 are yet to be programmed with materials still being selected on cost reasons.

17-21 September

  • Preparatory works will be undertaken around the existing pelican crossing to the south of Guy Road to enable the future changes at this location.  It is planned to use temporary traffic lights in place of the pedestrian crossing facilities that have been decommissioned.

24-29 September

  • Preparatory works will be undertaken around the existing pelican crossing to the south of Derry Road to enable the future changes at this location.  It is planned to use temporary traffic lights in place of the pedestrian crossing facilities.

  • 24th Daytime – Transport for London decommissioning of the pelican crossing at Guy Road.

  • 24th Overnight – The road markings for the existing Guy Road Crossing will be removed.  Temporary traffic lights will be used to ensure the safety of operatives undertaking these works.

  • 25th Daytime – The installation of the zebra crossing equipment at Guy Road will be undertaken.

  • 25th Overnight – The new road markings for the zebra crossing will be marked out.  Temporary traffic lights will be used for this aspect of the works.

1-5 October

  • The foundations for the brick planter will laid and constructed adjacent to Beddington Village Hall.

  • 1st Daytime – Transport for London decommissioning of the pelican crossing at Derry Road.

  • 1st Overnight – The road markings for the existing Derry Road Crossing will be removed.  Temporary traffic lights will be used to ensure the safety of operatives undertaking these works.

  • 2nd Daytime – The installation of the zebra crossing equipment at Derry Road will be undertaken.

  • 2nd Overnight – The new road markings for the zebra crossing will be marked out.  Temporary traffic lights will be used for this aspect of the works.

A temporary crossing using the temporary traffic lights will be put in place in both crossing locations until the new zebra crossings have become operational in this location.

The traffic management for phase 2 of the works has not been planned yet so the use of temporary traffic lights cannot currently be quantified.  What can be expected is that their use will be limited to an absolute minimum and only used in the event of safety requirements.

FM Conways are being managed strictly within contract requirements, and regularly supervised on site by LBS Officers to ensure effective delivery of the project.

Along Beddington Lane other works can potentially take place which are not London Borough of Sutton works which may require temporary traffic lights.  This as mentioned before would be decided upon by the LBS Streetworks team.

One Reply to “Road Works In Beddington Lane – a timetable into October”

  1. Residents are totally fed up with all this ridiculous and unnecessary works which nobody wantd and is a total waste of money when the current traffic lights were working fine and allowed some respite from the constant traffic flow to allow cars to enter onto Beddington Lane from Guy Road and Derry Road. It will now be far harder to exit these two roads.

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