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December construction work
Works along Wheatfied Way's carriageways cease for 7 weeks over the Christmas period from 17th November 2018 until 6th January 2019. This allows for residents and visitors to Kingston Town Centre to travel with minimal disruption throughout the run-up and duration of the Festive period. Two lanes northbound and two lanes southbound will remain open throughout this period.
Junction at Wheatfield Way and Fairfield North
Works commenced in August 2018 to upgrade junctions at Wheatfield Way and Fairfield North. Installation of a wider pedestrian and cycle crossing and installation of a two-way segregated cycle lane.
Finalising of pedestrian areas around the junction (near Old London Rd) were completed in November.
Junction at Brook Street and Wheatfield Way
- A new segregated cycle lane has been completed between College Roundabout and Brook Street.
- New centre islands, paving and signal crossing improvements at Brook Street have been completed.
Fairfield Rd to Ashdown Rd
- Works continue through December on the road section between Fairfield Rd and Ashdown Rd.
- During these works there will be traffic management measures in place on northbound and southbound lanes on Wheatfield Way. Over the Christmas period 2 lanes northbound and 2 lanes southbound will be open.
- The pedestrian crossing at Fairfield Rd and Lady Booth Road has been reinstated with new traffic signals. This is fully operational from w/c 19 November.
- The cycle lane in Fairfield West adjoining Fairfield Way has been temporarily suspended for safety reasons. During the current works outside the library (junction of Fairfield Road and Wheatfield Way), changes to the traffic management are required. Due to space limitations while working in this area Fairfield Road has temporarily been made an exit only junction. Vehicles wishing to gain access to Fairfield Road and the streets off it need to go via Orchard Road and Fairfield West.
We apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause. Motorists and pedestrians are asked to follow the signed diversions, and advised to allow extra time to travel through the town centre. The town remains open for business, but drivers may experience some delays during peak periods.
Construction work on Wheatfield Way started in October 2017.
The Wheatfield Way works have been coordinated with the Kingston Station Go Cycle and the Kingston High Street projects to minimise traffic disruption.
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Photos showing the Wheatfield Way scheme before, during and after