A2 Deptford Broadway/Deptford Bridge junction with Deptford Church Street/Brookmill Road – proposed junction improvements

Closed 12 Dec 2014

Opened 31 Oct 2014

Results Updated 5 Jun 2015

 

We received 242 responses to the consultation. 225 responses were from members of the public and 17 were from stakeholders. Thanks to all those who provided their views.

43% of the responses supported or partially supported the proposals, 53% said they did not support the proposals, 1% were not sure, and 3% did not answer. Many of those who did not support the scheme expressed objections solely to the cycling proposals.

We have considered all of the responses and have decided to proceed with a revised version of the scheme, incorporating the following design changes:

  • Deptford Broadway (eastbound) – the advisory cycle lane will be upgraded to a mandatory lane on the approach to the signals, beyond the left turn slip road into Deptford Church Street. However after further review of the design, the advisory cycle lane across the left turn slip will be retained. In addition to this, the footway will be built out up to the loading/parking bay on the slip road by extending the footway kerb line. This narrows the entrance into the slip road which in turn will slow down motorists when crossing the advisory cycle lane. A coloured surface on the slip road as far as the raised uncontrolled pedestrian crossing will also be provided so that to motorists it does not ‘read’ as a conventional part of the carriageway.
  • Deptford Bridge (westbound) and Deptford Church Street (southbound) – The advisory cycle lanes will be upgraded to mandatory lanes on the approach to the signals.
  • Deptford Bridge (eastbound) – The build-out (‘bulge’) at the toucan crossing just west of the DLR Bridge will be reduced to widen the carriageway and the existing bus lay-by modified in order to accommodate two traffic lanes and a 1.5m advisory cycle lane. This will provide a safer passage for cyclists along this section of the road.
  • Additional cycle logos will be provided where necessary for motorists’ awareness.
     

We plan to carry out the works between June and November 2015.

Click here to view the full consultation report, including our responses to issues raised

 

Overview


Update June 2015

We received 242 responses to the consultation. 225 responses were from members of the public and 17 were from stakeholders. Thanks to all those who provided their views.

43% of the responses supported or partially supported the proposals, 53% said they did not support the proposals, 1% were not sure, and 3% did not answer. Many of those who did not support the scheme expressed objections solely to the cycling proposals.

We have considered all of the responses and have decided to proceed with a revised version of the scheme, incorporating the following design changes:

  • Deptford Broadway (eastbound) – the advisory cycle lane will be upgraded to a mandatory lane on the approach to the signals, beyond the left turn slip road into Deptford Church Street. However after further review of the design, the advisory cycle lane across the left turn slip will be retained. In addition to this, the footway will be built out up to the loading/parking bay on the slip road by extending the footway kerb line. This narrows the entrance into the slip road which in turn will slow down motorists when crossing the advisory cycle lane. A coloured surface on the slip road as far as the raised uncontrolled pedestrian crossing will also be provided so that to motorists it does not ‘read’ as a conventional part of the carriageway.
  • Deptford Bridge (westbound) and Deptford Church Street (southbound) – The advisory cycle lanes will be upgraded to mandatory lanes on the approach to the signals.
  • Deptford Bridge (eastbound) – The build-out (‘bulge’) at the toucan crossing just west of the DLR Bridge will be reduced to widen the carriageway and the existing bus lay-by modified in order to accommodate two traffic lanes and a 1.5m advisory cycle lane. This will provide a safer passage for cyclists along this section of the road.
  • Additional cycle logos will be provided where necessary for motorists’ awareness.
     

We plan to carry out the works between June and November 2015.

Click here to view the full consultation report, including our responses to issues raised

Details of the original consultation are included below

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Transport for London (TfL) developed proposals to improve road safety at the junction of the A2 Deptford Broadway, Deptford Bridge, A2209 Deptford Church Street and A2210 Brookmill Road in the London Borough of Lewisham.

This is a large and busy junction. Apart from a toucan crossing at Deptford Bridge DLR Station, there are no other signalised pedestrian crossings at the junction. The main objective of this scheme is to improve crossing facilities at the junction, enabling people to cross the road easily and safely.

In summary, the proposed measures included the following:

  • New signalised pedestrian crossing facilities on the north, west and south sides of the junction. A signalised crossing on the east side was considered, but rejected on the grounds of junction capacity and low pedestrian flows.
  • Widened footway and new raised table with uncontrolled pedestrian crossing on the left turn slip road from Deptford Broadway into Deptford Church Street.
  • New sections of advisory cycle lane in both directions on the A2 and on Deptford Church Street.
  • Enhanced shared use area outside Lewisham College on the north east side of the junction.
  • New two-way cycle track at footway level to replace existing segregated cycle lane outside Lewisham College and on the north east side of the junction to link with existing toucan crossing.
  • Removal of brick walls on the central reservations on the A2 and Deptford Church Street.
  • New double red lines to replace existing single red lines on the corner of Deptford Bridge and Brookmill Road.
  • Advance warning signage on the A2 (along Deptford Bridge) to indicate that that the left turn from Deptford Bridge into Brookmill Road is unsuitable for Heavy Goods Vehicles.
  • No U-turn at the junction for traffic travelling eastbound along Deptford Broadway.
  • Revised signal phasing arrangements to improve junction capacity and pedestrian crossing facilities.
  • Revised parking and loading arrangements on Deptford Broadway:
  • The parking bay restrictions on the south east side of the junction and on the left turn slip road will be changed from:No stopping Monday - Saturday 7am - 7pm, except 10am - 4pm parking 20 minutes. No return within 40 minutes’ to ‘Parking Monday - Saturday 7am to 7pm 20 minutes. No return within 40 minutes’.
  • The loading bay restrictions on the left turn slip road will be changed from:‘No stopping Monday - Saturday 7am - 7pm, except 10am - 4pm loading maximum 20 minutes; disabled parking max 3 hours’ to ‘No stopping Mon-Sat, 7am - 7pm, except loading max 20 minutes; disabled parking maximum 3 hours’.


Please refer to the map below to see the proposed changes in more detail.

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Areas

  • Lewisham

Audiences

  • Public
  • Stakeholders
  • Local residents
  • Local businesses