Transport for London
No need to rush at Malden Rushett
Major improvements to cut congestion at a busy junction at Malden Rushett in Kingston have now been completed.
The works at the intersection of the A243 Leatherhead Road, B280 Fairoak Lane and Rushett Lane were carried out in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and Surrey County Council.
The improvements aim to ease traffic congestion, particularly during summer when the nearby Chessington World of Adventures Resort is at its busiest.
A range of road and street works
Right-turn traffic signals and wider roads at Rushett Lane and Fairoak Lane have been installed, as well as direct crossings for pedestrians and advance stop lines for cyclists. Drainage in the area has also been improved, and the roads resurfaced to provide smoother, safer driving conditions.
Malden residents will see newly fitted street lights and signs installed, along with a landscape and tree planting programme.
Road Modernisation Plan
The improvements were part of TfL's £4bn Road Modernisation Plan which represents the biggest investment in London's roads in a generation.
It includes hundreds of transformational projects within the existing road network. Using radical ideas and innovative designs, the plan will make the capital's roads greener, safer and more attractive for the benefit of all.
Councillor David Cunningham, lead member for Environment and Transport at Kingston Council, said: 'The junction at Malden Rushett is a critical part of the borough's road infrastructure. These improvements are most welcome as they should significantly improve traffic flow and safety.
'I would like to thank residents for their patience while TfL carried out the work and hope they will now enjoy the benefits.'
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