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Traffic at standstill along Barnet Bypass

Reported via desktop in the Roadworks category by d. suv at 20:47, Wednesday 11 May 2022

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS3519599.

Road works not yet taking place but traffic cones reducing width to one or two lanes. Impossible to get to Hendon from Borehamwood in less than 1.5 hours, by car of public transport due to this congestion. Adding to this are Hendon Wood lane roadworks further congesting traffic in Barnet and it plain to see how badly these works were planned, without considering impact to traffic movement. Ambulances also stuck in this jam, unable to progress. Council will be responsible for allowing this to happen.

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  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. The temporary road layout will change as the works progress. Information on these changes can be found on the TfL website. The optimum method of working would be to close the road entirely to all vehicles and pedestrians in order to complete the works quickly to assure the quality of the repairs and provide a safe work area. However this would involve diverting pedestrians and vehicles over long distances for several weeks. Therefore, in order to ensure the needs of all road users are balanced, we will be closing the road in phases to complete the works.

    Closures on the approach to the roundabout are required to ensure that traffic into the roundabout doesn’t exceed the safe capacity of the exit routes. Removing the closure’s has been explored but it is not considered safe or to provide any benefit as it will reallocate the congestion elsewhere. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused while the works are ongoing.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 15:32, Friday 13 May 2022

  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. The temporary road layout will change as the works progress. Information on these changes can be found on the TfL website. The optimum method of working would be to close the road entirely to all vehicles and pedestrians in order to complete the works quickly to assure the quality of the repairs and provide a safe work area. However this would involve diverting pedestrians and vehicles over long distances for several weeks. Therefore, in order to ensure the needs of all road users are balanced, we will be closing the road in phases to complete the works.

    Closures on the approach to the roundabout are required to ensure that traffic into the roundabout doesn’t exceed the safe capacity of the exit routes. Removing the closure’s has been explored but it is not considered safe or to provide any benefit as it will reallocate the congestion elsewhere. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused while the works are ongoing.

    Posted by TfL at 15:32, Friday 13 May 2022

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