Funding secured for £1.7m street improvements in Woodford Bridge

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Woodford Bridge town centre will be see a £1.7million makeover Woodford Bridge town centre will be see a £1.7million makeover

A total of £1.7 million has been secured from Transport for London for street improvements, it has been announced.

The money will be spent on altering the road layout around Green Walk and Chigwell Road in Woodford Bridge, with signage and lighting improved.

Cycle lanes will also be created along the length of Manor Road.

The announcement was made at an Area 2 committee meeting yesterday at Sir James Hawkey Hall in Broadmead Road, Woodford Green.

The public will also be consulted on a proposal to install pay and display machines in Chigwell Road.

Work is due to start in May 2014 and continue until March 2015.

Conservative Cllr Robin Turbefield said: "This is excellent news. It is really going to make a tired looking area reach new standards. We are all happy we secured the funding and that it is finally happening.

"Most shopkeepers have been contacting me regularly to get something sorted out as it is not looking good, so this will really improve the centre.

"We want Woodford Bridge to become like a village again rather than somewhere you just drive through, and these plans go some way to achieving that."
 

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10:06am Thu 27 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

A cycle lane along this stretch would not be safe unless protected by a concrete wall, dicing with death otherwise.
A cycle lane along this stretch would not be safe unless protected by a concrete wall, dicing with death otherwise. Villagecranberry
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8:03pm Tue 1 Apr 14

HottRedMan says...

What a waste of money, just like the stupid traffic lights being installed at the junction of Manor Road/Tomswood Hill. I cannot think of a more stupid plan of just creating traffic lights for practically a dead junction. They then wonder why there is so much pollution and traffic in this country.
I rather they spend the money and resurface most of the blasted pot hole ridden and subsidence roads we have.

Also pay and display in an area like this is taking the pee pee to be honest. They then wonder why many people don't bother to visit places like there to shop.
What a waste of money, just like the stupid traffic lights being installed at the junction of Manor Road/Tomswood Hill. I cannot think of a more stupid plan of just creating traffic lights for practically a dead junction. They then wonder why there is so much pollution and traffic in this country. I rather they spend the money and resurface most of the blasted pot hole ridden and subsidence roads we have. Also pay and display in an area like this is taking the pee pee to be honest. They then wonder why many people don't bother to visit places like there to shop. HottRedMan
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