Action promised on traffic jams caused by College Roundabout roadworks

Surrey Comet: The roadworks this morning. The roadworks this morning.

Temporary traffic lights will be rejigged tonight to ease traffic jams since yesterday evening at College Roundabout roadworks.

Thames Water is installing waste and surface water connections to new student flats at 1 Penrhyn Road.

A Kingston Council traffic update said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused by and will continue to work with Thames Water and their contractors to minimise the impact.

“Thames Water has a statutory right to carry out the work.

“The council’s responsibility is to do what it can to minimise the disruption caused, coordinate them around other activities on the road and to ensure safe working practices are adhered to.”

The council will meet with traffic managers to try and reduce the jams.

Temporary traffic lights will be operated manually during rush hour, from tonight, Kingston Council said.

It said work had been timed for half term week.

The work is set to end on Tuesday, June 3.

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12:41pm Wed 28 May 14

kingstonpaul says...

Traffic queue all the way from Kingston Bridge up to Teddington Lock last night because of these works. Unbelievable how something like this acts like a noose around the Kingston's 1-way system and the roads feeding it.
Traffic queue all the way from Kingston Bridge up to Teddington Lock last night because of these works. Unbelievable how something like this acts like a noose around the Kingston's 1-way system and the roads feeding it. kingstonpaul
  • Score: 0

2:00pm Wed 28 May 14

SteveC1964 says...

kingstonpaul wrote:
Traffic queue all the way from Kingston Bridge up to Teddington Lock last night because of these works. Unbelievable how something like this acts like a noose around the Kingston's 1-way system and the roads feeding it.
I'd say the congestion was entirely believable. Predictable even.
[quote][p][bold]kingstonpaul[/bold] wrote: Traffic queue all the way from Kingston Bridge up to Teddington Lock last night because of these works. Unbelievable how something like this acts like a noose around the Kingston's 1-way system and the roads feeding it.[/p][/quote]I'd say the congestion was entirely believable. Predictable even. SteveC1964
  • Score: 7

10:49am Thu 29 May 14

DB says...

This is a bit of a kick in the teeth for Kingston residents - more student flats that were not wanted in the first place now causing massive traffic problems to bring into use.
This is a bit of a kick in the teeth for Kingston residents - more student flats that were not wanted in the first place now causing massive traffic problems to bring into use. DB
  • Score: 6

1:46pm Thu 29 May 14

Twotonted says...

The picture says it all. Massive area coned off causing chaos - but no work being done. This is just like the problems we had with the roadworks outside the Bentall Centre - months of chaos to move about 4 metres of kerbstone. It is time the council got a grip on the contractors, force them to do the job fast and take the cones away when nothing is actually being done.
The picture says it all. Massive area coned off causing chaos - but no work being done. This is just like the problems we had with the roadworks outside the Bentall Centre - months of chaos to move about 4 metres of kerbstone. It is time the council got a grip on the contractors, force them to do the job fast and take the cones away when nothing is actually being done. Twotonted
  • Score: 8

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