30 October 2011

Friern Road and Peckham Rye Junction - Experimental Road Closure

The Council is intending to carry out a trial closure of Friern Road at the junction with Peckham Rye.

The trial is planned to last up to 12 months and comes as a result of concerns about excessive traffic on the north eastern section of Friern Road. These concerns have grown for a number of local resident following the opening of the Harris Boys Academy on Peckham Rye.

Traffic surveys undertaken on Friern Road, near the junction with Peckham Rye have shown a significant increase in traffic volume during peak periods. There is also concern about the higher than expected number of large vehicles using the route, including some articulated vehicles that are likely to have difficulty negotiating these roads. The closure will not include cycles and emergency vehicles and access to the road will be maintained via Barry Road.

There is currently a consultation being carried out on the experimental closure. The consultation form has been posted through the doors of homes on a number of surrounding roads. You can also download the form here. The consultation closes on the 18th November.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Gavin. Is it too chilly for the Engineers to do the Friern Road closure or is there a problem? cheers.