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New dedicated crossing makes Parsons Green junction safer for pedestrians

A new road layout to make crossing a junction in Parsons Green safer for pedestrians will be constructed later this year by H&F Council after concerns were raised by residents.

The new junction at New Kings Road and Parsons Green is scheduled to be ready before the end of the year.

“This administration is determined to put the safety of residents first, including pedestrians, motorists and cyclists,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Residents’ Services.

“We regularly speak to residents about how to make our roads safer, and concerns were raised about the lack of a dedicated pedestrian crossing in this area, which is near several schools and sees a lot of foot traffic.”

The improvements will include a dedicated pedestrian crossing with an ‘all red’ phase, so that no vehicles are moving while people cross. There will also be a countdown timer, so pedestrians know how much time they have to cross.

Existing traffic refuges in the centre of the road will be widened and the pedestrian crossing near the junction of New King’s Road and Peterborough Road will be upgraded.

During the school summer holidays, H&F Council has also been working to improve the footpath on the eastern arm of Parsons Green outside Lady Margaret School.

Also starting on 17 October are resurfacing works on Wandsworth Bridge Road. This work will require a full road closure for eight nights, from 9pm until 5am.

These H&F works have been timed to dovetail with several roadworks from other contractors in order to minimise disruption to residents.

The works have been grouped to minimise disruption to residents and motorists, by sharing road closures.