Road works cause long delays for Kingston commuters

Road works cause long delays for Kingston commuters

Road works cause long delays for Kingston commuters

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Commuters in Kingston faced a slow crawl to work this morning, as a series of road works clogged the streets.

Motorists were hit with delays of up to an hour, as water, gas and energy companies carry out a number of work programmes through the borough.

In Surbiton, Surbiton Hill Road is closed both ways as Thames Water, Southern Gas Networks and UK Power Networks install new supplies all this week.

Traffic is being diverted down St Marks Hill and through Claremont Road, causing long tailbacks.

There is also emergency works to repair damaged manhole covers taking place in Upper Brighton Road.

Commuters between New Malden and Mostpur Park are also facing long delays, as Southern Gas Networks continues with a major reinstallation programme in Malden Road.

Temporary traffic lights are in place and buses are being diverted. The works are expected to last another nine weeks.

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11:22am Tue 15 Jan 13

DB says...

It is unbelieveable that Surbiton Hill Road is closed AGAIN. This road was closed for weeks last year as it was dug up for gas main works.

Do these companies not still get fined if they don't complete work in a timely manner.

The worst offenders seem to be whoever has dug up Portsmouth Road at the junction of Catherine Road. Temporary traffic lights have been set up that have been causing tailbacks right back to Kingston High Street, but there has not been anyone actually working on the site for days!
It is unbelieveable that Surbiton Hill Road is closed AGAIN. This road was closed for weeks last year as it was dug up for gas main works. Do these companies not still get fined if they don't complete work in a timely manner. The worst offenders seem to be whoever has dug up Portsmouth Road at the junction of Catherine Road. Temporary traffic lights have been set up that have been causing tailbacks right back to Kingston High Street, but there has not been anyone actually working on the site for days! DB
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2:52pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Prince Philip of Greece says...

Get on yer bike...

:)
Get on yer bike... :) Prince Philip of Greece
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9:38am Wed 16 Jan 13

DB says...

Prince Philip of Greece wrote:
Get on yer bike... :)
That's just what I would be doing if I had to get anywhere in this area! Fortunately, I only have to walk to the station.

I feel a bit sorry for those coming into Kingston from further afield at the moment, though. The traffic this morning was backed up halfway up St Marks Hill and all the way down Claremont Road. That is probably 30 minutes just to get through Surbiton just in order to join the normal traffic jam going into Kingston.

I'd probably park up in Tolworth and walk the rest of the way!
[quote][p][bold]Prince Philip of Greece[/bold] wrote: Get on yer bike... :)[/p][/quote]That's just what I would be doing if I had to get anywhere in this area! Fortunately, I only have to walk to the station. I feel a bit sorry for those coming into Kingston from further afield at the moment, though. The traffic this morning was backed up halfway up St Marks Hill and all the way down Claremont Road. That is probably 30 minutes just to get through Surbiton just in order to join the normal traffic jam going into Kingston. I'd probably park up in Tolworth and walk the rest of the way! DB
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4:25pm Wed 16 Jan 13

little smiff says...

Not sure where you got your information about the timescale of the Motspur Park roadworks. I hope you are correct though because when I checked the RBK website it states that the whole project is scheduled for 20 weeks. Perhaps the Motspur Park section is scheduled for 9 weeks but there are further road closures and works planned for other parts of the Malden Road as part of this scheme.
Not sure where you got your information about the timescale of the Motspur Park roadworks. I hope you are correct though because when I checked the RBK website it states that the whole project is scheduled for 20 weeks. Perhaps the Motspur Park section is scheduled for 9 weeks but there are further road closures and works planned for other parts of the Malden Road as part of this scheme. little smiff
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