Next Go Cycle route begins construction - Kingston High Street
The next Go Cycle route is set to commence construction next week to extend the two-way Portsmouth Road cycle route towards the town centre.
The works are part of the £30 million Mayoral investment in the Kingston Go Cycle programme.
The new cycle lane and improvements to public space will be constructed on the High Street between the junction with South Lane and the north side of the Kingston Hall Road/High Street roundabout.
Construction work on the Kingston High Street scheme is planned to commence after the May bank holiday weekend (from May 8) and continue through the summer.
Works are being co-ordinated with other Go Cycle projects in the town centre, along with traffic management arrangements for high priority gas works in the area. The works are also scheduled to meet the requirements for the Ride London event in late July.
The construction of the Kingston High Street scheme will involve carriageway incursions with partial and full road closures in May and June.
From next Tuesday, a section of High Street, north of Kingston Hall Roundabout will be closed for approximately three weeks, and motorists will need to follow diversions.
From late May, a temporary one-way system will be introduced on High Street from South Lane to the Kingston Hall Roundabout which will allow northbound traffic only, for approximately four weeks. Motorists travelling southbound will need to follow diversions.
There will also be temporary pedestrian diversions while footway works are carried out. These are expected to be completed in August.
Some bus stops on High Street will be temporarily suspended during these works.
Cyclists will also need to dismount at some locations while these works are underway.
The town centre and all car parks will still be accessible, however there will be diversions in place throughout May and June which may result in some delays.
You can find out more about the Go Cycle programme www.kingston.gov.uk/gocycle.