The Ashtead to Leatherhead' cycle route construction is now under way. Should be open for the Summer!
Summary of Scheme
This work will involve the creation of a segregated and two-way shared use cycle path between Leatherhead and Ashtead.
The first phase will be starting from Epsom Road junction with Leret Way to Knoll Roundabout, Leatherhead. The second phase will be from Knoll Roundabout to Grenville Park Road Ashtead. Part of the scheme proposals are for a segregated and two-way shared use cycle path on the north side of Epsom Road. To accommodate the proposals the pavement will be widened by reducing the width of the road. The existing pedestrian crossings at the Leret Way junction will be upgraded to Toucan crossings for cyclists use, as well as pedestrians and a shared use cycle path link provided to the High Street. Raised tables will be provided across the school entrances and exits to slow turning traffic and improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians.
Knoll Roundabout will be modified by realigning the kerb lines and islands on the east and north approaches to provide a two-way three metre wide shared cycle path on the north side. A Toucan crossing will be provided across the A243.
There are also proposals for a two-way shared use cycle path along the north side of Leatherhead Road. The Ermyn Way junction will be improved with a new central island with the provision of traffic signal controlled cyclist and pedestrian crossings (Toucan crossings) on Leatherhead Road.
Uncontrolled crossings for pedestrians and cyclists will be provided on Grange Road and Ermyn Way. The existing footbridge at the Ermyn Way junction will be removed.
A Toucan crossing will be provided across Leatherhead Road at the Stag Leys junction. The existing bus lay-by and traffic island on Leatherhead Road to the east of Stag Leys will be removed and an on carriageway bus stop provided..
Notice for residents and businesses
Access for residents and businesses, will be maintained when safe to do so. However, due to the nature of the works, there may be some delays from time to time when we are completing particular sections of the road. Access for pedestrians will be mainly unaffected, however may be restricted from time to time due to the movement of plant and equipment.
In order to carry out these works safely, proposed junction entry treatments at side junctions will be closed for vehicular access for approximately ½ a day. Other works will be carried out safely and to minimise the impact on existing traffic. An overnight closure will be required on Leatherhead