From Friday 16 October 2015
An experimental traffic scheme affecting Station Road, Burnham Lane and the station triangle.
The aim is to reduce congestion on Burnham Lane and the triangle for the benefit of local residents.
We believe the measures will:
All of which should improve journey times on Burnham Lane, with southbound showing the greatest improvements.
If these changes work well, they will support the regeneration of Burnham railway station. This will improve access to the station for everyone including people with disabilities. It will also bring a safer environment, new ticket halls and improved parking.
Because there is no reliable information about what the impact on roads in the immediate and wider area will be, we are using an experimental scheme which will be closely monitored and consulted on for six months following the go live date.
An experimental scheme can also be changed quickly in the event of a major impact on other roads and junctions.
Community consultations for experimental orders begin on the go live date and any representations received before the go live date cannot be taken into account.
Diversion routes will be clearly signposted from the go live date. The diversion route signposted for northbound traffic will be via Dover Road.
Traffic will not be signposted to Huntercombe Lane North, though some drivers with local knowledge may choose to go this way and we will be monitoring the road carefully.
The closure of Station Road at the bridge will also be publicised on the large electronic signs at all the entrances to the borough and along the A4.