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.