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Lanes closed yet no work being carried out

Reported via mobile in the Roadworks category anonymously at 21:12, Tue 7 December 2021

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS3166162.

Waggoners Roundabout, at peak time, there’s a lane closed on the roundabout and leading up to it on the carriageways. This has caused tail backs of over an hour to motorists. Signage is non existent until 300 yards upon the roundabout, and no one was working in the lane closures. Why have the lanes closed during peak time?? The tailbacks were outrageously long for no visible gain. Would think lanes could be open during rush hours, or actually put up notices to say the closures are in place to people can avoid the area where possible….

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  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. So the issue with these planned works by Cadent Gas is that there initial proposals required a temp walkway within the carriageway due to a footway excavation. And a result of the road being a 50mph street we required an extensive amount of traffic management.

    When the works got underway, Cadent contractors tried maintaining the footway via footboards. Therefore the travelling public were lead to believe the TM was no longer necessary. Unfortunately the footpath is shared use one between cyclists and pedestrians and a minimum of 2m could not be maintained. Our inspections team spotted this and reported back to us. Therefore we had to keep the lane closure in place for a temp walkway.

    The works were finally completed yesterday by 20.00pm. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 12:08, Thu 9 December 2021

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