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- Works commenced 21 January 2019 near The College Roundabout.
- Pedestrians are advised to use alternative crossings at The Bittoms or Brook Street, as reconstruction of the central island and pedestrian crossing located between College Roundabout and Denmark Road begins.
- Temporary re-routing of cyclists - Cyclists travelling south towards Surbiton from Wheatfield Way to Penrhyn Road are advised to use the crossing at Brook Street, and travel through Palmer Crescent, Grange Road over the blue bridge into Springfield Road, turn right into Grove Lane, and then left into Fassett Road. To rejoin the A240 at Surbiton Road, turn right into Beaufort Road.
- Two-way vehicle access will be maintained along Penrhyn Road at all times. Any changes or diversions will be signed.
Cycle route construction begins at Penrhyn Road
On Monday 21st January construction began near Kingston College Roundabout on the Penrhyn Road section of the Kingston to Tolworth Go Cycle scheme. This will extend the newly connected cycling network southwards, transforming the provision of cycle lanes between Kingston Town Centre, Surbiton, and Tolworth. The Penrhyn Road section will be the first phase of the Kingston to Tolworth scheme to be constructed.
The route runs between Kingston College Roundabout and Surbiton Road via Penrhyn Road. The northern end of the route will link with the Wheatfield Way scheme, while the southern end of the route will link to the Surbiton to Kingston scheme at the junction of Surbiton Road and Surbiton Crescent.
Construction will progress along Penrhyn Road past the Crown Court, Surrey County Council offices, and Kingston University towards Surbiton Road throughout 2019, with completion expected in early 2020. Both the carriageway and pedestrian areas will be upgraded as the cycle lanes are constructed, and the road layout improved. The road will remain open while traffic management measures maintain traffic flow, and keep people moving. Road users may experience some delays at peak times and are advised to allow extra time for their journeys. Bus services will remain largely unaffected and continue along their usual routes.
The start of works on the Penrhyn Road phase demonstrates the progress being made in building Kingston’s newly integrated cycling infrastructure, as five Go Cycle routes begin to join up and reach different stages of completion in 2019 - these include Kingston Station, Kingston to Kingston Vale, Wheatfield Way, and New Malden to Raynes Park, adding to the already completed schemes for Portsmouth Road, Surbiton to Kingston and Kingston High Street.
In November 2018, the council's Environment & Sustainable Transport Committee gave authorisation to proceed with Phase 2 of the Kingston to Tolworth scheme on Ewell Road. Design refinements of this second phase will be undertaken throughout 2019 in preparation for construction in 2020.