Caroline Pidgeon AM joined Lib Dem Cllr Tricia Bamford and officers from Transport for London and Kingston Council on Tuesday 14th December to have a look at a number of issues on the A243 and the impact they are having on local residents.
Caroline, Tricia and the officers walked along the A243 looking at a number of serious problems, including:
- The need for pedestrian phases on the A243 by Merritt Gardens to help the local schools and health centre, as well as by the Hook Centre further down.
- The need for more signage and road markings at the Bridge Road roundabout (pictured) where traffic congestion is increasing and there are problems with vehicles not getting into the correct lane.
- The future plans for the Malden Rushett junction which have been drawn up and consulted on, but will need to be phased in over a number of years due to funding issues.