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A public consultation has begun on proposals to radically transform Fiveways in Waddon.

The first of six exhibitions outlining the proposals by Transport for London and Croydon Council takes place on Tuesday, June 18.

New junction layouts to reduce congestion and make the road network safer are proposed for the key interchange – currently a congestion hot-spot.

In addition to creating safer and more direct routes through the area for all road users, the council says the proposals would see the area made more welcoming with easier and safer pedestrian access across the A23 Purley Way.

Bus journey times would also improve as part of the changes, delivering better services on routes that serve more than 9,000 passengers a day.

If approved the proposals would complement the council’s plans to support further regeneration in the area. The council will work with the community to shape the Waddon of the future, as well as working closely with stakeholders to ensure all parties’ needs are met.

Councillor Stuart King, cabinet member for transport and environment, said: “Frequent users of the A23 Purley Way will know how busy Fiveways can be – particularly during rush hour.

“This proposal will lead to a reduction in congestion and traffic, as well as making the area safer and more accessible for cyclists and pedestrians.

“I’d encourage everyone, especially those directly affected, to attend the public exhibitions to learn more about the plans, share their views and help shape the way we transform this busy area of our town.”

The consultation on Fiveways will run until Monday 18 September 2017. Five public exhibitions are being held at Waddon Leisure Centre, and one at St George’s Church Centre, where the plans can be viewed and more information about the proposals will be available.

Public exhibitions will be held at Waddon Leisure Centre, Purley Way, CR0 4RG on:

Tuesday 18 July – 4-8pm
Thursday 20 July – 4-8pm
Saturday 29 July – 11.30am-3pm
Saturday 12 August – 11.30am-3pm
Thursday 7 September – 4-8pm
There will also be one at Saint George’s Church Centre, Barrow Road, Waddon, CR0 4EZ on Saturday 9 September – 12noon-4pm

Subject to the results of the consultation, work to transform Fiveways Croydon could begin in summer 2020. It would be funded by Croydon Council, TfL and through the Mayor’s Growth Fund, which is helping to deliver jobs and homes for London’s growing population.