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Massive congestion and nobody working

Reported via desktop in the Roadworks category anonymously at 13:59, Fri 13 May 2022

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS3523692.

These roadworks are causing unimaginable delays. 1.5 hours to travel on a 2 mile stretch. These are planned to go on for 3 months, and whoever is doing the work has been blocking off for over a week, yet nobody has been on site. Given it is a major work, why have they been allowed to close it before work starts. And then, when it does start works will not be continuing f 24/7 to get it done as quickly as possible? This is causing havoc. If it needs to be done, fine but get it done with minmal disruption, or lots of disruption for a short period of time. I own a fibre to the home company and am very well versed in roadworks, and importantly avoiding disruption by organising those works to take place efficiently. Whilst i am sure this is a major engineering project, as far as can be told, this is a massive failure of project management. Get the right people in the right place to do the right job at the right time. So far, you haven't even got any people!

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  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. These closures are required as we need to complete essential maintenance work on the A41 Edgware Way bridge (over the M1 and National Rail tracks). This essential maintenance work is vital to ensuring that the road network and infrastructure here can continue to operate safely for years to come. The works commenced on the 1st April until summer 2022. Construction will be completed in stages to help minimise impacts, and will consist of a series of lane only and directional full closures of the A41 and overnight lane closures on the M1. For full details see All temporary changes to roads in the area have been designed to support the rapid completion of this work For short journeys in and around the area it is likely to be quicker to walk or cycle, where possible. If your journey is east/west across London and you do not need local access the M25 can be used as an alternative. If you are travelling to or from central London, the A1 and the A10 can be used as alternatives. These routes are also anticipated to be busier because of additional traffic caused by the works. Please plan ahead and leave more time for your journey.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 14:29, Mon 23 May 2022

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