Unplanned lane closure causing traffic delays - latest update
Roadworks at Kingston Station - permanent traffic lights in place and the two lanes will be back up to three by 7am on Friday (27 July) morning, meaning traffic should flow as normal.
We are aware of the severe disruption and impact the roadworks at Kingston Station have had on drivers. We want all road users to benefit from the improvements we are making to our highways and through introducing safe cycling routes in Kingston. However, on this occasion things have not gone quite as we had planned and we apologise for the delays people may be experiencing in undertaking their journeys. We had planned the traffic works to run during the summer holiday period when traffic is estimated to be at its lowest.
In this case, we were notified at short notice by TfL that they needed to implement an emergency lane closure to comply with health and safety regulations. The combination of this and the temporary traffic lights has contributed to the longer than expected delays. Unfortunately there were no measures we could take to avoid this situation.
Following emergency discussions with TfL yesterday, additional resources have been secured to ensure there will be permanent traffic lights in place and the two lanes will be back up to three by 7am on Friday (27 July) morning, meaning traffic should flow as normal.
Please be advised further roadworks will be taking place on Monday at the junction of Clarence Street/Wheatfield Way and Eden Street. Before setting off, please check real time updates on Google Maps or Waze.
As the hot weather continues, please remember be prepared for your journeys by ensuring you have enough water in the car to keep you hydrated.