Next step for Clapham Junction scheme

Published: Friday 27th April 12

The council is advising pedestrians and drivers to take extra care when travelling through Clapham Junction as a major street improvement scheme continues.

Transport for London are currently replacing the pedestrian crossing signals at the junction of St John's Hill and Lavender Hill and those outside the main railway station entrance.

During this important stage in the programme residents are strongly advised to take extra care while crossing roads.

The town centre is part-way through a multi-million pound investment scheme aimed at reducing traffic congestion, reducing accidents and creating a more attractive and pedestrian friendly shopping environment.

The busy crossroads at the bottom of St John's Hill is being completely remodelled and the council is widening pavements and relaying them with more attractive, bright granite slabs.

A new diagonal pedestrian crossing will be introduced between Debenhams and the Falcon Pub and unnecessary street clutter like railings and phone boxes are being removed to make walking through the town centre easier and less congested. 

The next phase of works will involve relaying and widening the pavement outside the main station entrance on St John's Hill. This will be completed in sections so pedestrians can still pass in and out of the station building.  New, sleeker bus shelters with more space for waiting passengers will also be installed.

Work in this part of the town centre is expected to last until the end of June and the renewal of St John's Road will get underway in the autumn.

For more information on the scheme contact Sam Emmett: semmett@wandsworth.gov.uk.

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