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Roadworks damaging local areas

Reported via mobile in the Roadworks category anonymously at 08:05, Wed 19 April 2023

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS4458841.

Good way for TFL to retrieve pollution data numbers when you force traffic into standstill for no good reason.

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  • Utter chaos on the evening of the 18th April, 60 minutes to travel 1 mile. This cannot continue for the next 9 months and the plans need to be rethought to ensure minimum disruption to residents , businesses and communters.

    Posted by Darren Smith at 10:06, Wed 19 April 2023

  • Complete mayhem on the road works on Tolwoth roundabout, accident waiting to happen..

    Posted anonymously at 10:19, Wed 19 April 2023

  • I work in a school for special needs and Roadworks are already causing delays to school buses ,causing our vulnerable children to sit in a cramped bus for extremely long hours. These children have various difficulties and already spend too long travelling on cramped buses for too long. The congestion around Tolworth, Kingston, New Malden and surrounding areas is affecting the wellbeing of all our children. My daughter works for NHS and the last two days she has found it extremely frustrating and difficult to get into the hospital. Our journey from Kingston to Tolworth took us over 1 hour and 40 minutes yesterday. This cannot go on like this and tfl need to look into the issue asap.

    Posted anonymously at 10:22, Wed 19 April 2023

  • KT5 9RH Hazelbank and surrounding areas

    Posted anonymously at 10:41, Wed 19 April 2023

  • Just bring on the apocalypse already. Who approved this? This is too much for people to cope with. Can I have an official letter to give to my work to explain why I am late every day for the next 9 months (12!) can’t collect my children on time at after school clubs in Surbiton. Can’t get to work on time.

    Posted anonymously at 10:47, Wed 19 April 2023

  • Absolute chaos on 17th April. A 15 minute journey took over an hour. Surprised there weren’t more accidents. Drivers were driving on the wrong side of the road and on footpaths to avoid the traffic and it was dangerous. This was particularly at the junction of Red Lion Road and Ewell Road since the new bollard now prevents both left and right turning there. People who could not turn right due to traffic at a tolworth roundabout we’re holding up drivers who wanted to turn left. These left Turing driver were driving on the wiring side of the road to overtake the bollard and then turn left or driving on the footpath to overtake the right turning drivers. The traffic chaos was in tolworth, surbiton, berrylands and the A3 slip road towards new malden. Cannot do 9 months of this

    Posted anonymously at 12:54, Wed 19 April 2023

  • Total traffic jam on Wednesday 19th April. Traffic all tailing back from the Tolworth roundabout towards Surbiton. All the Berrylands roads being used heavily as a cut through. South Lane busy and congested as a result. Terrible.

    Posted anonymously at 00:06, Thu 20 April 2023

  • Nightmare getting anywhere around this area due to road works - local streets now clogged up in the morning especially- need measures to aid the Sunray estate and access for emergency vehicles, temporary restricted parking which further narrows access and causing traffic chaos! 😱

    Posted anonymously at 00:29, Thu 20 April 2023

  • Thank you for taking the time to email. With the proximity of A3 and A240 historically this area has experienced high volumes of traffic. New developments are putting pressure on an already congested neighbourhood. While these developments support growth in the area, it is anticipated that traffic volumes are also likely to increase . Consequently, improvements to the road network around the Tolworth roundabout were proposed. Transport for London (TfL) consulted on these proposals in late 2019/early 2020. and it was accepted that increasing lanes and widening some junctions would improve the traffic flow and bus journey times. Both TfL and FM Conway have taken into consideration the effect these works will have locally when planning the traffic management. One of the mitigating measures was to undertake the work in phases. The phase which is having the most impact on your immediate location should be completed by mid-May 2023. However, it was always clear that even with careful preparation, roadworks at such a busy intersection will have an impact on the surrounding area, and we apologise for that. All the traffic management planning has been reviewed and approved by TfL’s Construction Management Team before the works commenced. Amongst other considerations the team would have assessed whether the residents of the Sunray Estate had points of access and egress, especially with the increased traffic during school times. Both Barnsbury Lane and Vincent Avenue should be available for residents during this phase in our works. Local schools were informed and I expect they have in turn notified their parents. We appreciate the frustration of motorists when it appears that areas are seemingly cordoned off unnecessarily. This is for the protection of our work force who will be effectively working in live traffic. Unfortunately, motorists can become very impatient and react in an inappropriate and dangerous way. Please rest assured we take your comments seriously. Members of our project team will be on site regularly and will consider amendments to the traffic management layouts when and if improvements can be made safely. Kind regards Transport for London

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 09:41, Mon 24 April 2023

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