Fiveways Croydon

THEME: Transport

AREA: Croydon

Creating a better place to live, work and visit.

Delivery Body: Croydon Council/Transport for London

Theme: Transport

Coast to Capital LGF Allocation: £3.25m

Match Funding Contribution: £6m

Project Status: Delivering


Summary of Project

Fiveways is a road junction along Purley Way in Croydon and within walking distance of Waddon Railway Station. Currently the area suffers congestion leading to increased journey times. With proposed growth plans in place for Croydon, current issues will only be exacerbated if improvement works are not carried out. For this reason, Coast to Capital awarded Local Growth Funding to this project for land acquisition and design.


This project will significantly improve journey times on the major Northern entry point to the Coast to Capital region. The road junction on the A23 London to Brighton Road known as Fiveways Croydon, will be completely re-modelled to improve traffic flow but also to install bus and cycle priority lanes, with improved safer pedestrian crossings. This work will ease a major bottleneck and reduce pollution caused by standing traffic, whilst also improving road access to Croydon town centre and into the Coast to Capital region.


The scheme will also be part of a major piece of infrastructure to allow the continued re-development of Croydon town centre in particular the transformation of the shopping destination by Westfield. The Fiveways junction will smooth traffic flows into the town centre and prioritise bus traffic to incentivise public transport use to access what will be a major shopping destination in the south east, in addition to creating cycle paths improving public space for pedestrians, and improved access to the railway station.


Key Outputs

  • 1,970sqm public space
  • 280m of ne cycle lanes
  • Traffic journey time improvements
  • New cycle parking

View the minutes of the meeting where the desicion to approve this project was taken here.

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