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Bus route extension - Victoria Rd, Mitcham

Update - 27 January 2014

Following the conclusion of the consultation regarding the improvement works to accommodate the extension of the S1 bus route, a decision has been made to introduce the proposed measures to facilitate the extension of the S1 bus service into Victoria Road.

Cabinet Member's decision

 

Statutory Consultation - 15 November 2013

On the 22 March 2013 Transport for London (TfL) consulted on a proposal to extend the S1 bus service to Victoria Road. Following a successful consultation TfL have approved the route extension. The full consultation result is available on TfL's website, https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/
To facilitate the bus service the Council will be required to carry out some accommodating works on Victoria Road. These works are detailed below.

  • Introduction of three bus stops, one of which includes a bus stand.
  • Resurfacing the carriageway and associated upgrading of drainage.
  • Reconstruction of the mini roundabout to allow a turning area for the bus.
  • Footway improvements.
  • Formalisation of footway parking and footway buildout.
  • Introduction of no waiting at any time" parking restrictions at key locations.
  • Existing speed humps to be constructed to a 75mm upstand.
  • Construction of a speed table.

What happens next

To introduce the above measures 6, 7 and 8 it is necessary to undertake a statutory consultation. A Notice of the Council's intention to introduce these specific measures will be published in the local Guardian, London Gazette newspaper and posted on lamp columns along Victoria Road. Representations against the proposals described in this Notice must be made in writing to the Head of Street Scene and Waste, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5DX or email trafficandhighways@merton.gov.uk by no later than 6 December 2013 quoting reference ES/SGE/VICTORIARD. Objections must relate only to the elements of the scheme that are subject to this statutory consultation.

All representations along with Officers' comments and recommendations will be presented in a report to the Cabinet Member for Environmental Sustainability and Regeneration. Please note that responses to any representations received will not be made until a final decision is made by the Cabinet Member.

The Council is required to give weight to the nature and content of your representation and not necessarily the quantity. Your reasons are, therefore, important to us.