Completed - Borough High Street /St Thomas Street, Pedestrian crossing improvements
The junction of the main A3 arterial route (Borough High Street) at Bedale St/St Thomas St is heavily trafficked and difficult for people to cross. As part of its Road Modernisation Plan, Transport for London (TfL) is carrying out improvements to the junction for pedestrians to make it a safer and better environment for the local community, visitors to the area and commuters using the nearby Underground and Rail stations. New pedestrian crossings are being constructed near the entrance to London Bridge Underground Station on Borough High Street, as well as footway, carriageway resurfacing and new traffic signals to improve traffic flow.
The local area has been under considerable recent development and with more developments planned in the area over the next few years there will be more people crossing Borough High Street at the junction with St Thomas Street. The existing junction operates in three stages with people having to cross in gaps in traffic as there are no formal crossing points at the junction.
No changes are proposed to traffic restrictions at the junction so St Thomas Street would remain left-turn only, the right-turn into Bedale Street from Borough High Street would remain banned, and Bedale Street would remain one-way entry only.
Some alterations are proposed for the loading bays outside 31-41 and 6-8 Borough High Street but there are no changes proposed to parking and loading restrictions.
Preparation works will take place around the junction of Borough High Street and St. Thomas Street from Monday 7 December 2015. The main footway and traffic signal upgrade is planned to take place from Monday 4 January 2016 to Thursday 31 March 2016, depending on weather conditions.
The works are planned to take place overnight between 20:00 and 05:00 to reduce the impact on pedestrians. There will temporary overnight lane closures, however access to businesses and properties and access for emergency services will be maintained at all times.
Pedestrian diversions will be clearly signposted.
If you require further information or an update during the delivery of these works, please contact Glenn Tobin at contact details above, or for general information, TfL's Customer Services team on 0343 222 1234 or via the web at tfl.gov.uk/contact