Ealing Council is preparing for the final stages in the £4.3million project to improve travel for commuters around Ealing Broadway, after work on the initial phase has been finished on time.
Since 2013 the council has been working on a number of improvements to the area known as the Ealing Broadway Interchange, which includes the Ealing Broadway Station forecourt, and the area around Haven Green.
Already completed work includes improvements to Madeley Road roundabout, resurfacing of the shared pedestrian/cycle path across Haven Green, repaving along the western and north side of Haven Green and upgrading pedestrian crossings.
Removal of a large part of the boundary wall and removal of parking in the area has opened up the Ealing Broadway forecourt. The forecourt was also resurfaced and a new pedestrian crossing installed. And access to live train, tube and bus information has been improved with a new information board.
The final phases of work will begin in mid-April. They include:
- Overnight resurfacing all of the roads around Haven Green and its paths
- Reseeding and re-turfing worn parts of Haven Green, especially by the bus stops along the diagonal road through Haven Green
- Widening the diagonal footpath
- Creating a new shared cycle/pedestrian path north of the cycle hub up to the Madeley Road roundabout
- Replacing bus shelters with improved modern shelters
- Repaving and removal of street clutter along the east side of Haven Green
- Repaving and removal of guard rail to the southern end of The Broadway.
Work will also begin in preparation for Crossrail and the council is looking in to how it can provide more cycle parking near Ealing Broadway station.
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for transport and environment, said: “Ealing Broadway is one of the busiest stations outside of zone 1 and we’re committed to delivering an improved interchange.
“Considerable investment has already gone in to improve the situation for commuters using Haven Green and the space outside of the station. I am delighted we are continuing that commitment to improve the interchange so commuters and visitors can have a vastly improved experience. Feedback I’ve received suggests that our initial changes have already made a significant positive impact – and there’s more to come.”