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There is relief for residents of Chiswick Mall and Hammersmith Terrace after signs were placed on roads of the A4 to discourage drivers trying to us them as a short cut.

The roads by the river have been suffering from a huge number of vehicles stuck on the approach to Hogarth Roundabout due to the Great West Road being reduced to one lane westbound further ahead trying to jump the queues.

Many drivers have sought to circumvent the tailbacks by turning off onto roads like Black Lion Lane but this has led them into an unsuitable single file road with lots of pedestrians and cyclists. On many occasions a logjam has occurred on these roads and drivers, realising their mistake have tried to turn back, adding to the problems.

Widespread disregard of the one-way sign further up Chiswick Mall was reported with drivers aiming to access the Hogarth Roundabout via Church Street. Drivers even attempted to use the road while the Thames was flooding the area.

Drivers seeking short cut encounter Chiswick Mall flooding
Drivers seeking short cut encounter Chiswick Mall flooding. Picture: Patricia Langley

This weekend end signs and cones were placed at Black Lion Lane by Hammersmith & Fulham Council indicating to traffic on the A4 that the road was access only. The move, which was called for earlier by local residents and the Old Chiswick Protection Society who pointed out how dangerous the situation had become, seems to have been immediately effective with vehicles now a rare sight on Chiswick Mall and Hammersmith Terrace.

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August 22, 2022

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