Work Begins On Controversial Clapham Junction Diagonal Crossing

At junction of St John's Hill and Lavendar Hill

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Improvements to the pedestrian crossing facilities at the junction of St John’s Hill and Lavender Hill in Clapham Junction have begun.

The town centre is mid-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.

This next phase of work will see more pavements widened and a new diagonal pedestrian crossing introduced between Debenhams and the Falcon Pub.

The existing pedestrian crossing between the Falcon Pub and JD Sports will now be closed for around 2 weeks to allow engineers to remove the traffic island and widen the pavements.

During this period pedestrians will be directed to alternative crossing points nearby and are strongly advised to take extra care while passing through this busy junction.

Once the traffic island has been removed people will be able to cross this part of St John’s Hill in one safe movement rather than stopping in the middle of the road to wait for a separate crossing signal to turn green.

Unnecessary guardrails and other ‘street clutter’ will also be removed from pavements to make life easier for people travelling through the town centre on foot.

Now that the new taxi rank has opened outside Fitness First the old rank located in the middle of St John’s Road will be removed. This will make it much safer for people to get into a cab and will improve traffic flow through the junction.

The council’s town centre street improvement scheme is backed by Transport for London and the Clapham Junction Town Centre Partnership.

March 27, 2012