New antiskid surface makes Merton safer

Merton Council will be carrying out essential road works on Worple Road this Sunday 31 August from 8pm-3am.

In the interests of making roads in the borough safer, Merton Council has commissioned FM Conway to resurface Worple Road with a special antiskid surface on the approach to the zebra crossing between Langham Road and Pepys Road.

Worple Road will be closed westbound of the Langham Road junction and traffic diverted down Langham Road and Wyke Road into Pepys Road. So as not to disrupt travel during peak times, work will be done throughout the night, weather permitting.

The roads are schedule to be reopened in time for Monday morning.

Merton Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning and Traffic Management, Cllr William Brierly said: “These works should take just a day to complete and we will do our best to keep disruption to a minimum. The council has a responsibility to put the safety of their residents first and installing this antiskid surface where possible will greatly contribute to making our roads safer. “

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Notes to Editor
Transport for London is converting the pedestrian crossing at the A24 London Road junction with Central Road to a toucan crossing. Work is expected to last until 21 September.