Turnham Green Traffic and Transport Scheme

Work begins on Heathfield Terrace to accommodate new E3 bus route

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Following extensive consultation and final approval by the Chiswick Area Committee earlier this year, a number of changes to the road network and bus services around Turnham Green will take place over the coming months.

Hounslow Council's Head of Transport Chris Calvi-Freeman said, "The Turnham Green traffic and transport scheme is designed to provide faster journeys for bus passengers by rerouting some services away from Sutton Lane North.

"At present, five bus routes use this road, with up to 38 buses per hour queuing to turn into Chiswick High Road, delaying hundreds of passengers by up to five minutes. The scheme will address this problem by changing several bus routes and improving the road network to accommodate these changes."

Phase 1 of the scheme, the realignment of Heathfield Terrace near the Town Hall to accommodate the new route of the northbound E3 buses and installation of a new zebra crossing across Sutton Court Road, will commence on Monday 2 November for completion by mid February.

Work will be suspended between mid December and early January to avoid disruption to local residents during the Christmas period. At the completion of these works, northbound route E3 buses on Sutton Court Road will turn right instead of left into Heathfield Terrace and will no longer use Sutton Lane North. The anticipated date for this and the other route changes associated with the scheme will be confirmed before Christmas.

The programme of works at this site (Phase 1 of the overall scheme) is:

Stage 1 – Remove the existing refuge island on Sutton Court Road, commencing 2 November.
Stage 2 – Improve the footway on the western side of Sutton Court Road.
Stage 3 – Improve the footway on the eastern side of Sutton Court Road.
Stage 4 – Construct a new pedestrian refuge island on Sutton Court Road for the zebra crossing.
Stage 5 – Widen the carriageway on the northern side of Heathfield Terrace opposite the Town Hall.
Stage 6 – After Christmas, widen the southern side of Heathfield Terrace in front of the Town Hall
Stage 7 – Improve the Town Hall forecourt.
Stage 8 – Resurface one side of Heathfield Terrace in the vicinity of the works, commencing at the end of January.
Stage 9 – Resurface the other side of Heathfield Terrace, in early February.

Phase 2, improvements to the junction of Sutton Lane North and Arlington Gardens, will commence on Monday 9 November and will be completed by Christmas. More details on this will be posted next week and letters will be delivered to households on Sutton Lane North and Arlington Gardens alerting residents to temporary road closures to facilitate the works.

Phase 3, a series of improvements on Chiswick High Road on the north side of Turnham Green, will commence in January and is scheduled to be completed by early April. These works will achieve smoother traffic flows while providing additional crossing points across this busy road. Details will be posted closer to the start date.

A dossier of plans and frequently asked questions will be available on Friday 6th November. These will be updated at regular intervals as the work proceeds.

November 2, 2009