Kingston High Street works - traffic changes in May and June
Emergency gas works have led to a delay in the implementation of a one-way system planned for High Street.
The first phase of the Kingston High Street scheme is nearing completion and will enable the re-opening of the High Street north of Kingston Hall roundabout.
However due to emergency gas works in the area, a planned one-way system on High Street from South Lane to Kingston Hall Road will be delayed by a week to ensure adequate traffic flow in the area. The temporary one-way system allowing northbound traffic only between South Lane and Kingston Hall Road has been rescheduled to begin from May 29.
The one way system will enable the installation of a two-way cycle lane and enhanced pedestrian crossings and is expected to take approximately four weeks.
Motorists travelling southbound will need to follow the signed diversions in place.
Those travelling south who require access to Portsmouth Road between South Lane and Brighton Road will be able to use local roads for access.
Bus stops on High Street near East Lane will be suspended and diversions will be in place for routes heading south.
For more information check TfL bus status: https://tfl.gov.uk/bus/status
Cyclists will need to dismount at some locations and temporary pedestrian diversions will be in place while footway works are carried out.
The town centre and all car parks will still be accessible, but diversions in May and June may result in some delays.
Construction work on the Kingston High Street scheme is being co-ordinated with other 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.
You can find out more about the Go Cycle programme www.kingston.gov.uk/gocycle.