After a long consultation period and discussion with transport partners the contract for the improvements to Sydenham Road and Station Approach has been let. Following the moratorium on any roadworks during the Olympics a September start date has been agreed and works are programmed to commence on site the week beginning 17 September 2012 for 52 weeks. The main contractor appointed for this project is J B Riney & Co Ltd.
Jim Stacy, Contracts Manager, Mick McLaughlin , Operations Manager and Steve Clarke will be on-site throughout the works, probably in one of the empty shops. Mobile phone nos will be available of Jim S and Steve C at all times in case of problems.
Phase 1 work starts 17 Sept -5 Nov in Westwood Hill area – carriage reconstruction, new drainage and raised carriageway crossings. Roundabout removed but painted min-roundabout will replace pro tem with rebuild in New Year. Traffic light controlled from 9.30 am – 7pm to assist with peak hour travel.
Xmas period – will concentrate on pocket parks and paving in Kirkdale area.
From Jan 15 Riney will complete kerb works. Resurfacing of main carriageway will be night-time may/June. Enquiries out to all utilities as when work is completed they cannot dig up Sydenham Road for 12 months, save in emergency.
Work on lights at Newlands Park will last 1-2 weeks – presumably similar for Mayow Road junction
Syd Station Approach is out for its third National Rail consultation – they “are doing it properly this time”!
Work due for completion in Sept 2013.
SydenhamHighStreetProposals for details of scheme.