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Affecting 10000s of people yet NO ONE IS WORKING THERE!!??

Reported via desktop in the Roadworks category by Bogdan Kruk at 23:04, Sunday 2 October 2022

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS3863154.

Other users also reported this: "You have brought west London to a standstill" "Lane closure but no work is going on" "Most of the time no one is working on it yet"

First of all congratulations to whoever decided to schedule this work at the busiest road traffic time of the year!! Such a brilliant Decision!! πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Timing could not be any WORSE!!

Forgive me but I am struggling to find the right words, trying not to swear and to stay calm ....πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ€―πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ€―πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ€―πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ€―

I do pass this area every single day, also being a chauffeur sometimes more than twice a day. I have noticed is there is really NOT MUCH going on, there are not any people on site, these works are in a SLOOOOW SLOOOOW MOTION mode....??

On the very first day, they have ONLY managed to deliver a mini digger on site and the road was already closed for 24hrs...?? How possible is this???

The hours of operation are very minimal, they finish work very early, some days there are only 2-4 people at the site, 2 of them pretending to work another 2 sitting in the van on their mobile phones, I don't understand this, how is this allowed how is this possible, please explain???

These works have HUGE MASSIVE impact not only for the West London, its much more, affecting the lives of 1000s and 10 000s of people every day!!

All drivers, travellers, visitors, residents not only in Chiswick but also in Hammersmith, Kensington, Fulham, Acton, Ealing, Richmond, you name it...!! Not only A$, M4 but A316/M3, as well as even A40, gets much more congested with people trying to avoid this STANDSTILL GRIDLOCK area...

People trying to find different roads which are much more congested than usual, such works should be MUCH MORE INTENSE and (24/7??) this is steps away from the motorway and should be completed within DAYS, not months??? Mid-December!!!!!!????

London, the financial capital of Europe?? Capital of the UK, the main link to the Heathrow airport, who did allow to close this road for months??

How CRAZY is that idea this and how long is going to last...????

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  • Pictures taken sat 01 oct 2022 11:42am - not a single person on site!!!???

    Posted by Bogdan Kruk at 23:10, Sunday 2 October 2022

  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. We would like to apologise any the inconvenience caused while the works are ongoing, please see the following programme of works. β€’ FMC will deliver the project in 20 week programme β€’ Design and traffic management approved by TfL β€’ TfL’s Construction Management Team will be assuring works on site. β€’ External stakeholders (National Highways, Network Rail, LB Hounslow, Met Police and Emergency Services) has been positive and will continue to engage them through the project.

    Programme:

    β€’ Phase 1 Westbound Lane 1 and 2 Road closure - 5 August – 15 September. There will be a lane running at all times β€’ Phase 2 Westbound Lane 2 and 3 & Eastbound Lane 3 Road closure - 15 September – 12 October. There will be a lane running at all times. β€’ Phase 3 Eastbound Lane 1 including north footway closure including - a day closure of Eastbound and Westbound - 13 October-25 November β€’ Phase 4 Eastbound Lane Full Closure - 25 November - 5 December (2 weekend full closures: 25/26/27 November & 2/3/4 December).

    β€’ Westbound Road Full Closure - During the works, there will be days that we need full road closure to: 1. Install traffic management and vehicle restraint system for westbound Phase 1 works – 5th to 6th August 2. Switch Traffic management from Phase 1 to 2 on westbound Carriageway - 15th to 16th September 3. Remove Traffic management and Vehicle restraint system - 12th to 13th October

    Road Closure diversion route:

    EB Diversion route via M4 J2 – Traffic will be diverted via M4 junction 2 to the A406 Gunnersbury Avenue through Chiswick Roundabout and continues on A406 until joining A40 at hanger lane roundabout where it continues travelling west up to Westway Roundabout where it continues south on A3220 until its junction with A315 Kensington Rd where it continues west until its junction with Earls Court Road where it continues south until its junction with A4 where it continues travelling west until Hogarth roundabout where diversion ends.

    EB Diversion route via M4 J3 – Traffic will be diverted via the M4 Junction 3 to the A312 The Parkway until Waggoners Roundabout where it continues on A4 Bath road travelling east continuing on A4 Great West Road until Chiswick Roundabout where diversion ends

    WB Diversion route - During the full road closures, traffic will be diverted via the Hogarth Roundabout to the A316 Burlington Lane and continues on A316 until its junction with A307 Kew road where it heads north and joints A205 Kew Road where it continues to reach Chiswick Roundabout where diversion ends

    Communications: Extensive pre-start stakeholder engagement, including LB Hounslow Residents’ letter to almost 9,000 local residents, including A4 Great West Road between Chiswick and Hogarth roundabouts Extensive media, press and customer campaign including travel advice: Digital advertising (webpage / app space adverts) Outdoor posters Articles in local press Travel advice in The Metro Inclusion in TfL weekly email updates Once again, we do apologise for any inconvenience caused. Transport for London

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 10:13, Monday 3 October 2022

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