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Improving traffic flows in the High Street North area - east side

The Council is implementing an experimental scheme which aims to reduce traffic volumes on local streets between Warwick Road, Browning Road and Sibley Grove. This means that the road layout and access to the area will change.​​​​​

Why are these changes happening?

The Council has received complaints from local residents about the high number of cars travelling through the area. In response to local feedback, we want to improve the street environment for local residents.

What has happened so far?

Following a safety review in 2015, the Council identified that the pedestrian crossing on High Street North, located between the junctions of Berkeley Road and Halley Road, was made unsafe by vehicles turning into High Street North from these local streets.

In early 2017, the Council reversed the one-way direction of traffic on Sherrard Road, Berkeley Road, Halley Road and Stanley Road to improve safety at the pedestrian crossing.

As a result, there was a welcomed reduction in traffic volumes on Berkeley Road while there was a significant increase in traffic volumes on Stanley Road.

In mid 2018 the Council undertook an extensive traffic data collection exercise to understand the exact nature of the traffic problems. This has shown that over 80% of vehicles are travelling from Romford Road and using this area to cut through to High Street North.
Full details of traffic survey​ (PDF)​Existing traffic flows (PDF)

In January 2019, we consulted with local residents and shared five design options which looked at different solutions to improve the street environment for local residents and businesses in the area. The results of the online questionnaire can be found here.

What is being proposed?

Following consultation with local residents and businesses in the East Ham North Area, Newham Council proposes to introduce an experimental access control system at the railway bridge on Browning Road. 

Access across the bridge will be permitted for buses, emergency service vehicles, refuse vehicles, cyclists and taxis. Local residents who live at the addresses included in the list below will be permitted through the closure in the southbound direction only. 
To help manage the remaining traffic flows, we will be implementing some additional improvements during the experimental closure of Browning Road.

These include reversing the existing one-way working on Stanley Road and Warwick Road; and the closure of the bridge on Rixsen Road with access for emergency vehicles and local residents only. 

In autumn 2019 we will consult residents and businesses about changes to the existing two-way working on Shakespeare Crescent and traffic arrangements on Gladstone Avenue.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have prepared a Frequently Asked Questions document (FAQs) to provide information on the experimental access control system.


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