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Finally some action to address congestion on the A23
26/11/2013 16:28:00

 
 

For years, I’ve argued that something needs to be done about the A23.

It is Croydon’s connection to the motorway network, but the stretch between Coulsdon and Purley and the Fiveways junctions are heavily congested for much of the day. If we’re going to increase the number of people living in the borough, if we want more businesses to locate here, we need to do something about that.

I am therefore delighted that Croydon Council and Transport for London (TfL) have announced a £55 million package (£35 million from TfL and £20 million from the Council) to make this key route more efficient for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

Work is now underway to determine the feasibility of various options and I’ll keep you updated.

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On 26/11/2013 20:36:00 TRISH KNIGHT wrote:
NOT BEFORE TIME _ ITS BEEN LIKE THAT FOR YEARS.
 
On 03/12/2013 09:12:00 Jim wrote:
It's a real pity that the M23 wasn't completed - it was supposed to end in Mitcham. (That's why it starts at junction 7. Also, if you head northbound off the end of the M23, as the road swings around you pass under a disused bridge. This was to carry the M23 northbound but was never used. You can see it on google earth.) I believe the final section wasn't completed because the proposed ring road which would run through Mitcham also wasn't built.

I'm all in favour of road projects, even though I don't own a car. It's a nonsense that car travel is taxed so much - about time some of it was put back into infrastructure.

Worried about the "more efficient for ...cyclists and pedestrians" bit. Sounds like more "green crap" to me.

 
 

 

 

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