Funding for A23

We've been given government funding to improve the A23. We'll use this funding to provide a safer, more attractive environment for all who use it.

That includes:

  • people who walk and cycle
  • bus users
  • drivers

Following a 6-week consultation in early 2021, a report was presented to the council’s Environment, Transport, and Sustainability (ETS) committee in July 2021. The committee approved the scheme to continue to the next development stage, and to further engage with stakeholders.

Get more details about the July 2021 ETS committee.  

Since the July 2021 ETS committee meeting the scheme designs have developed.

The improvements will be delivered in a phased approach with 3 main phase areas:  

  • Phase 1  - Argyle Road to South Road
  • Phase 2 - South Road to The Deneway 
  • Phase 3 - The Deneway to Patcham Roundabout 

Phase 1

Designs for Phase 1 of the scheme were approved at the March 2022 ETS committee. Officers were given permission to progress with Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) and construction of parts of the scheme that do not need a TRO amendment.

Get more details about the March 2022 ETS committee.

Sections of the scheme that are subject to TRO amendments will go through statutory consultations. They will then be constructed, subject to consultation outcomes. 

Download our drawings to show the Phase 1 design of our A23 Active Travel scheme.

Important features of Phase 1 design include: 

  • a new segregated bi-directional cycle lane between Argyle Road and Stanford Avenue 
  • a new light-controlled pedestrian crossing between The Rookery and Preston Park
  • improvements to pedestrian crossings near Argyle Road and Springfield Road 
  • rationalisation of the Springfield Road and Stanford Avenue (northbound) bus stops into a new floating bus stop 
  • new stepped cycle tracks between Stanford Avenue and South Road 
  • new floating bus stops at the Preston Drove (southbound) bus stop
  • widening of existing footways and improvements to other pedestrian facilities

What's next

Phases 2 and 3

Phases 2 and 3 of the scheme are currently in development. We'll publish a consultation during the Summer of 2022.

We'll keep this page updated with more information about the next phases.