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Nov 07 2017

Harrow Council Consults on Northolt Road Traffic Improvements

Harrow Council works closely with Transport for London (TfL) to improve road safety and public transport facilities in the borough. This includes investigating and treating road traffic accidents and making improvements to bus reliability where it is considered necessary.

The council have been successful in securing funding from TfL to address safety issues and improve public transport reliability along Northolt Road between Alexandra Avenue and Roxeth Hill, especially the area around South Harrow Underground Station, and are therefore seeking your views on these proposals – the consultation ends on Sunday 3rd December 2017.

They have considered the recorded personal injury collision history and local safety concerns and have developed proposals that will help address road safety issues along this section of Northolt Road. The proposals also include a number of measures to improve traffic congestion for general traffic including buses.

The proposals are targeted at addressing the safety and traffic congestion issues along Northolt Road. Please refer to the attached plans for more detail. The proposals include the following measures:

Uncontrolled Pedestrian Crossings:

  • Widening the existing refuge island at the uncontrolled pedestrian crossing outside Hillview
  • Children’s Centre adjacent to Grange Road to improve pedestrian safety. Providing a new uncontrolled pedestrian crossing outside the local shops between Brooke Avenue and Stanley Road

Waiting and Loading Restrictions:

  • Introducing at any time waiting and loading restrictions to improve junction visibility and ease traffic congestion at the junction of Northolt Road with South Hill Avenue; the junction of Northolt Road with Eastcote Lane and Northolt Road between Valentine Road and Wargrave Road. To enable two-way traffic to pass freely in these sections and improve bus journey times, some parking bays will be removed and additional parking bays provided in Parkfield Road, Eastcote Road and Whitby Road.

Improved Bus Stops:

  • The bus stops between Eastcote Lane and South Harrow Underground Station will be extended and realigned to improve bus accessibility, pedestrian safety and ease traffic congestion. The existing loading bay will be relocated within the proposed widened footway to improve passenger accessibility.

Point No Entries:

  • Introducing a Point No-entry at the junctions of Parkfield Road and Eastcote Road to ease traffic congestion on Northolt Road and improve the safety of pedestrians crossing at these junctions

Raised Entry Treatments:

  • Introducing raised entry treatments at the junctions of Northolt Road with Parkfield Road, Eastcote Road, Iceland Car Park access road and Valentine Road to reduce speed of vehicles, and improve pedestrian accessibility and safety.

Improved Controlled Pedestrian Crossings:

  • Widening footways either side of two existing controlled pedestrian crossings between Whitby Road and Eastcote Road and outside South Harrow Underground Station to improve pedestrian accessibility and safety.

What about the emergency services – police, fire, ambulance etc?

The emergency services along with other statutory parties are consulted individually for their opinion and views on the proposals.

Who is funding this scheme?

This scheme is entirely funded by TfL to address road safety and traffic congestion issues experienced by buses along Northolt Road and improve passenger accessibility to public transport. These monies cannot be used for any maintenance works in the area.

Your views are welcomed.

Please return your comments on these proposals by Sunday 3rd December 2017

If you are going to make comments on the proposals, the Council would encourage you to submit your
response electronically as it is environmentally friendly and helps the council save costs. Please submit your
comments by using the questionnaire on-line by visiting www.harrow.gov.uk/traffcconsultations which will direct you to a page containing the survey named Northolt Road – Road Safety Improvement Scheme. You may be asked to register your details before completing the survey.

What happens next?

We will consider all the comments returned to us, and if appropriate, modifications may be made to the scheme proposals. It is anticipated that the construction works will begin from January 2018.

Further information: If you require further clarification or would like to discuss any issues related to the scheme, please contact the address below:

Harrow Council, PO Box 39, Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow, HA1 2XA
Tel: 020 8736 6816 or 020 8424 7534 Email: transportation@harrow.gov.uk

 

 

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