Go Cycle construction works
This page has been created to provide you with a monthly update of planned works on our Go Cycle schemes.
Go Cycle construction in Kingston will continue to progress throughout 2018, pausing disruptive works on the road carriageways in Kingston Town Centre over the Christmas period within Kingston Town Centre, and resuming in January 2019.
There will be construction works on four Go Cycle schemes throughout winter - Kingston Station, Wheatfield Way, New Malden to Raynes Park, and Kingston Vale.
Works on all schemes are being coordinated to minimise traffic disruption and to ensure the town centre remains accessible.
Here's a summary of upcoming works.
Kingston Station scheme:
Works are aimed at improving pedestrian and cycling links between the station and the historic town centre, the Thames Path and north Kingston.
- Construction works on the carriageway on Wood Street outside Kingston station were completed in January 2018, and Richmond Road was completed in time for the Summer.
- Works outside the Rotunda and Tesco are now complete and cycle hoops have been re-instated.
Footbridge - The footbridge next to the station was removed in April 2018. You can view a timelapse of the works here.
Works during the winter will focus on the preparation for the installation of the new footbridge planned for Spring 2019.
Station forecourt - The forecourt paving will be cleaned once new steps have been installed outside Costa.
You can keep up to date on all the upcoming work for the Kingston Station project on our page.
Wheatfield Way scheme:
This scheme will provide a segregated two-way cycle lane between College roundabout and Kingston Station on sections of the A307 on Wheatfield Way and Clarence Street, with improved crossings for pedestrians and cyclists.
Once completed the scheme will be a key link to several Go Cycle projects. The route will create a north/south connection to enable cyclists to bypass the busy town centre and create wider and more direct crossings for both pedestrians and cyclists.
During November, work will be completing on the junctions and pedestrian areas at Clarence Street and Fairfield North. The works will progress along outside the library and museum. Temporary lane adjustment and traffic management measures will be in place while works are underway. The pedestrian crossing between Fairfield Road and Lady Booth Road has been reinstated with new traffic signals installed and fully operational from w/c 19th November. Expect potential delays to journeys into the town centre especially at peak times.
Note: The cycle lane located on an adjoining road Fairfield West (from Fairfield Road) near Kingston Library has been temporarily suspended. This is to allow for safe redirection of vehicles during the works being carried out around the Fairfield Road junction over this period. Vehicles wishing to gain access to Fairfield Road and the streets off it during this period need to travel via Orchard Road and Fairfield West. The cycle lane will be reinstated once this section of the works has been completed.
You can find out more about the Wheatfield Way works on this page.
New Malden to Raynes Park scheme:
The new 1.2km walking and cycling path from New Malden to Raynes Park will open up a direct and entirely traffic-free route between New Malden Railway Station and Raynes Park Recreation Ground.
The path will run along Thames Water land, parallel to the railway line, passing under the A3 Kingston bypass and avoiding busy or lengthy alternative routes. Journey times between these areas for pedestrians and cyclists will be improved.
New Malden - Works have commenced outside New Malden Railway Station.
Raynes Park - A site compound has been set up on the Raynes Park Recreation Ground, and construction works have commenced on the off-road route.
You can keep up to date on all the upcoming work for the New Malden to Raynes Park scheme on this page.
Kingston to Kingston Vale scheme:
This will ultimately connect cycle traffic travelling between the A3 Robin Hood roundabout near the entrance to Richmond Park, to the centre of Kingston and Kingston railway station.
Works have commenced in the Kingston Hill area between Derwent Avenue and Warren Road, and will extend to Galsworthy Road throughout December. Check for details on this page.