|Traffic flow improvement for town centre gets under way|
|Wednesday, 28 September 2011 21:52|
On Tuesday 27th September preparations began for the construction of a new mini-roundabout to ease traffic congestion in Caterham town centre. Once the new roundabout is in operation, motorists driving down into Caterham Valley will be able to turn right into Harestone Valley Road at the bottom of Church Hill. The work should take two to three weeks to complete.
The improvements will be a welcome relief to the many motorists that have been caught up in traffic negotiating the pedestrian crossings and main town centre roundabout under the old system.
The work is being undertaken by FM Conway for Surrey County Council in association with the Caterham ABC community group. The £65,000 project was funded by money from the South East England Development Agency, Surrey County Council and £5,000 from Caterham School.
One of the key players in the project for the miniroundabout was Caterham resident Nigel Wilkinson, who very sadly passed away in September.
Chairman of the ABC Group, Chris Windridge, said: "We were all so shocked to hear that Nigel had died and we extend our deepest sympathy to his family. He will be remembered for everything he did in Caterham. It is so sad he is not here to see the commencement of the project he worked so hard for."