|Major High Road traffic rerouting proposed|
Plan to change direction on Town Hall Avenue
Following escalating problems on Sutton Lane North by Turnham Green a new road layout for the area is being proposed. The consistent tail back of traffic from the junction with Chiswick High Road is being blamed on the difficulty north bound buses have in turning right. Currently the road carries 20 to 30 buses an hour.
It is therefore being proposed that the traffic direction on Town Hall Avenue be reversed. Town Hall Avenue dissects Turnham Green by Christ Church. Currently traffic runs southbound towards the Town Hall.
The new road layout would see traffic diverted in the opposite direction with the E3, 272, H91 and 27 buses now travelling north up Town Hall Avenue and south down Sutton Lane North (except the 27), the opposite of the present arrangement. A new signalised junction at the north end of Town Hall Avenue would allow them to join traffic on Chiswick High Road.
The proposal is currently being modelled to ascertain feasibility and to determine whether traffic signals would need to be installed at the junctions of Town Hall Avenue & Chiswick High Road and Sutton Court Road & Heathfield Terrace.
Discussions with Transport for London have commenced and it is envisaged that, if workable, this proposal would be funded by TfL as part of a scheme to improve the reliability of route E3.
The proposals are to be presented to the Chiswick Area Committee for consideration at the next planning meeting on January 5th. It is proposed to take this scheme to consultation in early 2005, after which it would be brought back to the Committee for approval.
January 1, 2005