Southwark lands £3.9m for transport projects

Thu 3 January 2013, 5:40 pm

London Mayor Boris Johnson has approved a £3.9 million transport allocation for Southwark to pay for a range of traffic-flow improvements over the next financial year.

The cash, which will be allocated by Transport for London (TfL), also targets funding for safety enhancements to benefit both pedestrians and cyclists.

TfL said that Southwark’s payment included some £370,000 for safety and traffic-flow improvements to Rotherhithe New Road and Hawkstone Road that would also give pedestrians and cyclists better access to Southwark Park.

Another scheme will see £350,000 spent on improving pedestrian crossings and junctions on East Dulwich Grove between Lordship Lane and Townley Road.

Mayor Johnson said the works would benefit “everyone living in, working in, or visiting Southwark”.

London Transport Commissioner Peter Hendy said that work already underway through Southwark’s Local Improvement Plan included £314,000 to improve lighting in the Greenways of Rotherhithe’s Russia Dock Woodland as part of a sheme aimed at making the route safer to use after dark.