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Managing construction

In the 2018 consultation, you told us that you were concerned about local disruption during the works. This has been factored into our plans and construction programme.

Construction logistics

We have carefully considered our approach to ensure we can transport large quantities of construction materials and equipment to the right place at the right time as construction progresses.

Indicative construction layout

Rail

Our proposed logistics plan will require regular deliveries using the road network, although we will minimise this where possible, notably with core construction materials such as ballast and sleepers being delivered direct to site by rail.

Road

Site compounds

We propose to establish three main site compounds to support the different elements of the Scheme.

The two main compounds, located at Tait Road (for the Selhurst triangle works) and Lansdowne Road (for the East Croydon station works) would include site accommodation, material storage and other logistics. There would also be smaller compounds around Lower Addiscombe Road / Windmill Bridge during those works.

Site access

We propose that the main site access point will be from St James’s Road, accessed from the west just before Windmill Bridge. From this point, all parts of the site would be accessible internally.

We would also create a screened lorry holding area off Milton Road for vehicles should the site not be ready to receive them. This would keep vehicles off local roads and minimise disruption.

Internal haul road

We propose a logistics haul road within our worksite which would:

  • Provide a connection between worksites to enable efficient logistics
  • Minimise the amount of traffic that has to use the local roads
  • Facilitate access for contractors/maintenance throughout the works

It is proposed that vehicles from the haul road will exit onto the highway network via a new ramp from the railway up to the south side of Tennison Road Bridge. Further traffic modelling and assessments will continue as our proposals develop.