Constant road works with 2 lanes blocked out of 3 lanes
Reported via desktop in the Roadworks category anonymously at 09:22, Sunday 22 January 2023
Sent to TfL less than a minute later.
TfL ref: FMS4157971.
You have had road works here for 6 months! Now more road works about water issues. Totally unacceptable. 2 lanes closed for months for bridge repairs which are still not finished as you still want at least 2 further weekends of full road closure between Hogarth Road and Chiswick Roundabout, and now water work repairs! What on earth is going on?? Did your bridge repairs damage water pipes and so now they need repairing? Totally unacceptable. You keep pushing back the timescales for works to be completed, now you are saying mid 2023!!!! Someone needs to get a grip with reality, this is unacceptable.
Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. Unfortunately the bridge repairs were (and still are) safety critical. The duration is down to the scope of the works involved whilst also keeping this section of the A4 open for as much of it as possible. The cold snap is responsible for preventing TfL from completing the final weekend of its own works but as it stands at the moment, this final weekend has been pushed back until the current National Highways works are completed in order to avoid delaying their works programme.
The works that have started there now are to repair the concrete piers that are currently covered by nets to catch the falling concrete. This is being undertaken by National Highways. There will be lane 3 closures in place in both directions at this location from this week until early May to facilitate these works.
The cold weather is also responsible for the increase in burst water mains and other water related issues across the network, including this particular main on the A4. This has now been repaired and TM has been removed.