The ‘Fiveways’ scheme in Croydon aims to tackle congestion at the A23/A232 junction and surrounding network, improving it for all road users. It includes the Purley Way interchange, Fiveways Corner junction, and Waddon Station Bridge, and is important for the borough’s economic growth.
The transformational project is one of hundreds being undertaken as part of TfL’s £4bn Road Modernisation Plan, which represents the biggest investment in London's roads in a generation. Using radical ideas and innovative designs, the plan will make London's roads greener, safer and more attractive for the benefit of all Londoners.
Ramboll was awarded a contract in May 2016 to develop a robust Concept Design of A23 Waddon Station Bridge for Technical Approval and sign-off by TfL and Network Rail.
Details of the preferred Fiveway proposal include:
- Widening and upgrading the A23 Purley Way bridge that crosses the railway by Waddon station
- Widening Epsom Road to accommodate two-way traffic
- Reducing the number of arms at the Fiveways Corner junction by diverting Denning Avenue directly onto the A23; this would also remove a traffic signal phase at the junction resulting in shorter wait times for traffic
- New cycle facilities on Epsom Road, with access to Waddon station
- Additional pedestrian crossings on A23 Purley Way and Epsom Road
This commission has huge potential to reduce risk, save costs and help contribute to achieving the ’10 Principal Outcomes’ that TfL Surface Transport is striving to deliver.
Subject to the results of further public consultations, work to transform Fiveways Croydon could begin in winter 2018/19. It would be funded by the London Borough of Croydon, TfL and through the Mayor's Growth Fund, which is helping to deliver jobs and homes for London's growing population.