Public consultation has commenced regarding proposed improvements to Fiveways in Waddon.

Croydon Council and Transport for London are proposing the changes to make Waddon “safer, more accessible and pleasant”.

The plans are designed to combat traffic congestion in the area.

More efficient pedestrian access is hoped for the A23 Purley Way.

Another ambition is to improve the cycling facilities to create new cycling routes in and out of Central Croydon.

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.”

Included in their proposals are details to improve A23 Purley Way, A232 Croydon Road, Fiveways Corner, Waddon, A232 Epsom Road and the A232 Stafford Road.

Information can be found here

Waddon Leisure Centre in Purley Way will host the public consultations. Below are the dates.

From 4pm to 8pm on Tuesday, July 18

From 4pm to 8pm on Thursday, July 20

From 11.30am to 3pm on Saturday, July 29

From 11.30am to 3pm on Saturday, August 12

From 4pm to 8pm on Thursday, September 7

Saint George’s Church Centre on Barrow Road in Waddon will also hold feedback talks from noon to 4pm on Saturday, September 9.

If the consultation days are successful construction work could commence in summer 2020.

Funding for the project would be provided by Croydon Council, Transport for London and the Mayor’s Growth Fund.