Major improvements on the way in safety, transport, business and the environment
A major rejuvenation scheme will shortly begin in Wealdstone, which will see large-scale town centre and bus improvements.
The £2.25m works are part of TfL’s funding settlement with the government and will improve the town centre and transport links in a number of areas.
The scheme was subject to extensive public consultation and discussion with community groups and is the culmination of a lot of hard work to get this successful outcome.
The key aspects of the scheme will:
- Improve traffic flow in the town centre and on the main A409 road corridor,
- Reduce journey times for all bus routes through the town,
- Provide a safer pedestrian environment and more safe controlled pedestrian crossing points,
- Provide strategic cycle routes through the town,
- Refurbish the footways, carriageways and street lighting in the high street between the station and the A409 improving the quality of the public realm,
- Boost the local economy and provide better trading conditions for local businesses,
- Support the regeneration ambitions for Wealdstone by supporting the increasing number of journeys from development by walking, cycling and bus.
Harrow Council will now be working to develop an implementation plan, in conjunction with TfL, to build the infrastructure and implement changes to bus services.
It is anticipated that the construction programme will take some months to initiate and the construction phase itself is likely to be at least 12 months.
Advice on the progress of developing this programme will be provided in due course as will regular information and updates to the public.
Cllr Keith Ferry, Economic Development and Leisure Portfolio Holder, said:
“This investment and regeneration will provide a huge boost to Wealdstone and the whole borough.
“Wealdstone is at the heart of our plans to Build a Better Harrow, and this will help transform the area to be an even better place to live and work.
“Residents and businesses had their say on what they would like to see on their high street and we listened. We thank them for their invaluable input in the creation of this exciting project.”