Summer Of Discontent May Be Ahead For Wellesley Road Area

Road closure could lead to six months of night traffic headaches for locals

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A proposal by Transport for London (TfL) to close the road between Chiswick Roundabout and Wellesley Road for six months of overnight works, could lead to a summer of discontent for local residents in Stile Hall Gardens and Wellesley Road.

Residents have already been protesting about rush-hour congestion on their streets with satnavs directing traffic heading towards the South Circular through the area as a short cut.

A Hounslow Council consultation on traffic measures to improve traffic flow has caused local division and the locals are awaiting a TfL response to suggestions on whether the road should be closed off to traffic.

However TfL have now published a traffic order in the Chronicle and Informer newspaper outlining plans for overnight closures from next week for six months, of the south-west carriageway of the Chiswick High Road, an area which stretches from Chiswick Roundabout to Wellesley Road. The order states that between 7 March and 8 September 2017 on week nights the road will be closed to traffic and pedestrians from 10.30 pm to 6 am.

TfL's suggested diversion for traffic is to continue along the A4, Ealing Road, A315 High Street, A 315 Kew Bridge Road, and back to the A315 CHR.

However, it is also likely that drivers could avoid this long diversion by going down Wellesley Road and joining the South Circular at Stile Hall Gardens, to circumvent the closures and reach Kew Bridge. This could be a source of overnight traffic noise for residents.

We have asked TfL to confirm how regular the night time closures will be and if they have any contingency to stop traffic diverting through the area when the work is taking place.


January 25, 2017

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