It was more than four years ago that cyclist Roger de Klerk was killed after crashing into a bus in East Croydon.

Following a coroner’s inquest into his death, Croydon Council was called upon to make improvements at the junction of Addiscombe Road and Cherry Orchard Road to reduce the chances of this happening again.

Now work to improve the road will finally begin.

At the moment when navigating the tram tracks, cyclists have to wait at two sets of lights before continuing their journey.

Now the council plans to realign the crossing so that cyclists only need to cross one junction.

Councillor Stuart King said a lot of thought had gone into planning the £250,000 works.

“Cyclists need roads that are both as safe and as convenient as possible to use, and these improvements will make a real difference to one of the main routes into central Croydon.

"A lot of planning has gone into meeting the coroner’s requirements, and to limit the impact on residents we have scheduled these works to happen when this junction is already shut for tram maintenance.”

As part of the works, road curve will be widened so cyclists can cross the tracks at a 90-degree angle as well as the installation of a crossing by the junction of Addiscombe Grove and Addiscombe Road.

This means cyclists will no longer need to use a traffic island that currently means two crossings at the junction.

During the works from March 31 to April 15, Cherry Orchard Road junction with Addiscombe Road will be closed to all traffic.