More Weekend Disruption Expected Due to Chiswick Bridge Closure
Shut only on Sunday this weekend due to predicted heavy rainfall
Chiswick Bridge is to be completely closed again this Sunday 1 March from 4am until the 4am Monday 2 March 2015.
Originally the bridge was to be closed on Saturday as well but Transport for London have cancelled work that day due to expected heavy rainfall.
There were complaints from residents following last weekend's disruption which saw long queues along Hartington Road, where traffic was diverted from the A316 to Kew Bridge.
The area around Strand on the Green was particularly congested, and the situation is likely to be repeated again.
The bridge is being closed to replace expansion joints buried in the carriageway and fully resurface the structure. The final stage of the works on the bridge have now started, with completion due in April.
Drivers are strongly advised to plan alternative routes to avoid delays across these weekends. Live travel updates for Chiswick are available.
The closures are planned to take place from Saturday morning at 01.00 until Monday morning at 04.00 on the following dates:
Saturday 7 March until Monday 9 March 2015.
During this work, pedestrians and cyclists will still be able to cross the river by one of the footpaths, but a signed diversion route will be in place for road traffic. The route 190 bus, which runs between Richmond Bus Station and West Brompton Station, will also be diverted over Kew Bridge.
Following the weekend closures, TfL says it is on track to have the work to strengthen and refurbish the 80-year old structure completed and all footpaths re-opened in time for the BNY Mellon Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race on Saturday April 11th, 2015. The entire project is to be delivered by May 2015.
February 26, 2015