Safety improvements at the junction of the A2 Blackheath Road with Greenwich High Road and Deal’s Gateway

Closed 18 Apr 2014

Opened 18 Mar 2014

Results Updated 6 Apr 2016

We consulted on further improvements in this area in early 2015. For the report and details of that consultation which also cover the proposals on this page, please click here.

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Update - 12 January 2016

We consulted on further improvements in this area in early 2015. For the report and details of that consultation which also cover the proposals on this page, please click here.

Update ends

We are intending to make safety improvements at the junction of the A2 Blackheath Road with Deal’s Gateway.

There is a significant flow of traffic turning right from Greenwich High Road onto the A2 towards central London. Observations have shown that traffic, in particular cyclists travelling ahead or turning right out of Deal’s Gateway, have little protection crossing this heavy flow as Greenwich High Road and Deal’s Gateway run on the same signal stage. The signal for traffic exiting from Deal’s Gateway has a three second early start on Greenwich High Road, but this is not enough for many cyclists, particularly those who arrive in the middle of the green signal time.

We are therefore intending to add lane markings for the vehicles turning right from Deal’s Gateway into Blackheath Road eastbound (please see plan attached). There will be no change in the signal timings.

This additional road marking will provide right turning vehicles and cyclists from Deal’s Gateway a safe position to wait before completing their manoeuvre. It will also make it clearer for traffic turning right from Greenwich High Road that they are doing so against opposing traffic from Deal’s Gateway

We intend to carry out these works in May/June 2014.

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Areas

  • Greenwich
  • Lewisham

Audiences

  • Public
  • Stakeholders
  • Local residents
  • Local businesses
  • Schools
  • London Boroughs
  • Coach Operators
  • Taxi trade

Interests

  • Junction Improvements