Manor Circus roundabout

What we're doing

The A316 Manor Circus roundabout scheme in Richmond is designed to:

  • Address safety concerns at this busy junction
  • Improve provisions for people walking and cycling
  • Address a gap in the cycle network

It'll introduce:

  • Signalised pedestrian crossings on all 4 joining roads
  • Wider footways with shared use throughout the junction
  • Low-level planting in the centre of the roundabout to improve the aesthetics of the junction  
  • Other associated highway improvements

The scheme design can be viewed below.

Why we're doing the work

There have been 13 collisions on the roundabout and existing zebra crossings in the 36 months up to September 2022.

This project is expected to reduce the number of road collisions resulting in injury by over 50%.

Phases of work

We'll deliver the scheme in phases with each arm of the roundabout worked on separately to minimise disruption. Construction is expected to start in August 2023.

The first phase of the project will involve installing:

  • Temporary site cabins
  • Works compound areas
  • Safety fences
  • Barriers
  • Necessary temporary diversions

As the project develops through the planned construction phases, the works area will move around the junction. For this reason, the layout of traffic lanes and temporary pedestrian and cycle diversions will also change.

An accessibility audit will be made on site in each construction phase. This will review the layout of fences, barriers, and temporary pedestrian and cycle diversions, and recommend changes to improve accessibility.

How our works may affect you

The roundabout will be open for most of the works. Any closures will happen overnight. We'll update this page with details about the closures as soon as they're available.

For the latest information on how roads are operating in the area, check traffic status updates. You can also use our travel tools to plan your journey.

Accessible pedestrian crossing trial

We'll be carrying out a trial on more accessible ways to call a traffic light at a pedestrian crossing.

The trial will take place during these works when temporary traffic lights will be installed. This is to improve accessibility for people who travel through the area and may be impacted by the works.

In addition to the usual button, 3 innovative technologies will be trialled:

  • An mobile phone app that connects to the crossing and works as a remote control
  • A wireless button that can be fitted to a mobility scooter, walking frame or electric wheelchair, that connects to the crossing and works as a remote control
  • A handheld tube that can be pressed from either end, for example for people who have trouble pressing buttons due to hand tremors

Email if you live locally to Manor Circus and would like to take part in the trial.