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Traffic due to roadworks and no workers

Reported via mobile in the Roadworks category anonymously at 19:12, Monday 23 January 2023

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS4163442.

3 lanes of heavy traffic is being channeled into 1 lane on a major roadway and there is absolutely NO WORK going on. The road is fine, there are no workers. It is maddening. We are arriving late to everything, it is adding traffic congestion to all the other roads in colindale and hendon and for what? Nothing going on. Why are roadworks being dragged out on this kind of road. It’s been like this for over a week. Why can’t you get workers on long and night shifts to get whatever job you are doing done in a few days and alleviate the traffic on this major roadway?

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  • 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.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 14:28, Tuesday 24 January 2023

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