Southall Broadway improvements marked

Wed 8 July 2015, 12:32 pm

Ealing Council held an event in June to celebrate a 6 million project to improve Southall Broadway.

The scheme included overhauling the layout of the town centre’s main thoroughfare. New ‘boulevard zones’ down the centre of the road now allow pedestrians to cross the broadway in two halves, making it easier, safer and more convenient to cross the road; wider footways have been developed to reduce crowding; signalised crossings have been removed and a 20mph zone for vehicles has been introduced. The road has also been resurfaced, new street lights have gone in, along with CCTV cameras, bins and benches. 

A recent survey has shown an improvement in residents' attitude towards Southall Broadway, with the percentage of people who think it is easy or very easy to move along Southall Broadway on foot increasing from 26% to 69%.  

Leader of Ealing Council, Councillor Julian Bell, said: “It’s been fantastic to already see such positive results from the improvements to Southall Broadway. The event was a great way to acknowledge the work that’s been done and to thank all those involved, including local businesses and residents for their patience.” 

The project is a part of the multimillion pound programme to transform the town, called the Southall Big Plan. Southall received £3.5 million in funding through the Mayor of London’s regeneration fund, along with further investment from Ealing Council and Transport for London. 

Chairman of the mayor’s design advisory group, Daniel Moylan, said: “The transformation of Southall Broadway will breathe new life into the area and improve the daily lives of residents who walk, drive, work or shop along it. We are proud that the mayor’s regeneration fund has contributed to this important project and we congratulate Ealing Council for bringing it forward.” 

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