Roadworks in Kingston which have caused misery for commuters over the last week will not be completed until Sunday, Kingston Council has said.

Temporary traffic lights at College Roundabout have caused tailbacks along Penrhyn Road and through the one-way system as water pipes are installed at the new 1 Penrhyn Road student flats development.

The work was due to finish tomorrow.

Kingston Council said today the work would continue until Sunday night, June 8, with new diversions in place to get rid of temporary lights at the roundabout.

Penrhyn Road will be one way towards Surbiton between College Roundabout and Denmark Road.

Kingston-bound traffic will be diverted via Surbiton Road, Portsmouth Road, High Street and Kingston Hall Road. St James Road will also be fully reopened.

Kingston Council said today: “We have reviewed the traffic management in place and have agreed to alter it so that the requirement for temporary traffic signals at College Roundabout is removed.

“The works are now due to be completed by Sunday, June 8. This is a result of a revised timeline for the works completion, along with the need to remove the site crane, which also requires traffic management to be in place.”

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