Chiswick High Road upgrade set to begin

First phase of scheme to give road major overhaul


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Major overhaul for Chiswick High Road

Chiswick High Road is set to get a major face-lift as upgrading works between Chiswick Roundabout and Acton Lane kick off next week (Monday 15 November).

The work will begin with the temporary closure of Power Road for the installation of a raised entry treatment, which aims to improve pedestrian safety at that site. Access to Power Road will continue to be available from the North Circular (Gunnersbury Avenue) while this part of the scheme is being installed. The road is being closed completely in order to carry out the work quickly and more safely than if the junction was kept open to traffic, particularly in light of the large vehicles that occasionally use the junction.

The refurbishment will take place in phases over the next six months, and includes:
• Extended bus lanes in each direction;
• Improved and relocated bus stops;
• New pelican crossings;
• Refurbished footways; and
• New parking bays and improved cycle lanes.

Chiswick High Road will also be re-surfaced between Gunnersbury Station and Acton Lane once the project is completed.

Chris Calvi-Freeman, Hounslow’s Head of Transport, said: “This upgrade is the first of several major schemes in the borough to be implemented over the coming twelve months. The schemes, designed by the Council but funded by Transport for London, will improve bus journey times while also providing safety benefits for all road users including pedestrians and cyclists.”

It is anticipated that the works will be completed by Friday 26 November.

November 10, 2004