Fisher's Lane Enforcement Continues Despite Roadworks

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Roadworks at Acton Lane. Picture: Mike Abbott


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Ealing Council have confirmed that they are continuing with camera enforcement of the access restriction on Fisher’s Lane despite the road works on Acton Lane.

Acton Lane was closed for scheduled roadworks near the junction with South Parade this Monday (25 January). The official diversion route was via Turnham Green Terrace but this became heavily congested for much of the day and many vehicles used the underpass as an alternative.

It is understood that these works have been completed and the road has reopened but a reported gas leak on Acton Lane near the junction with Bollo Lane outside Chiswick Park underground station required a nearby lane closure and temporary traffic lights on Tuesday (26 January).

One resident contacted us to say, “I was in the process of delivering some much needed groceries to an elderly relative who is shiedling when I came across the Acton Lane closure. My SatNav was quite insistent I took the Fisher’s Lane underpass but I was aware there was a risk of a fine so made the detour via Turnham Green Terrace where I got stuck in a significant traffic jam. Many other drivers were taking the underpass and, given the delays, that might not have been a bad call even with a fine. In the end about half an hour was added to my journey time. It wasn’t as bad coming back because I avoiding the centre of Chiswick by driving up the North Circular.

“I’ve seen no satisfactory explanation of why this closure is a good idea. Please highlight to people that they risk getting a fine, a proportion of people who do will have had no idea there was a restriction in place.”

A spokesperson for Ealing Council said with regard to the Acton Lane closure, “As the closure is for a brief period, the Fishers Lane enforcement will remain in place. There are alternative routes that can be taken.”

You can email feedback on the Fisher's Lane closure to, or post comments to the Highways Service, Perceval House, 14-16 Uxbridge Road, W5 2HL.

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January 26, 2021

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