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Unnecessary lane closures

Reported via desktop in the Roadworks category anonymously at 15:31, Wed 21 April 2021

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS2683968.

For days lanes have been closed off and no works have been happening. On the roundabout this morning was one guy and a wheelbarrow which he was sat in.

The A316 is being taken down to one lane whereas at the roundabout it is normally three lanes. The coned area is badly designed AND it is totally unnecessary as there are no workers requiring protection. When the roundabout (was being mowed) they never needed to close lanes. This is causing CHAOS.

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  • Thank you for your report. This will now be investigated by our team and we will aim to update you on progress within 10 days. If the issue you have reported is an emergency we will aim to update you on progress within 24 hours

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by TfL at 13:53, Thu 22 April 2021

  • Morning the T M was set up exactly as it was during the 10-week programme (before we temporarily left site due to delays with supply to the roundabout. The reinstatement of the roundabout is going well and we think we’ll be finished sooner than planned (circa beginning of next week). Obviously, the lane closure on the approach and on the roundabout is in place to protect our work force, as well as facilitate deliveries and grab lorries. With regards to the ‘lack of workmen on site’ is on the approach tapers, where we don’t have work to complete. Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. Should you need anything else or have any questions please contact customer services on 0343 222 1234

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 09:35, Fri 23 April 2021

  • I don't see why you need to take three lanes of the A316 down to one lane. I don't see why you need to cone off the inside lane of the roundabout 24 hours a day for the occasional delivery. Cars aren't going to drive up and on to the roundabout and hit workers.

    Even so - remove the traffic management when the work isn't going on so people can get in to work and back home from work without unnecessary cones.

    It's difficult enough to get around London without you making it unnecessarily harder. I would like a proper resonse.

    Posted anonymously at 11:07, Fri 23 April 2021

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