South Parade roadworks delayed until December

Image above: traffic on South Parade in October

Resurfacing work that was to be done during half term will begin instead on 12 December 

The planned closure of South Parade, which had been due to take place for at least four days starting Monday 24 October to enable resurfacing work, has been pushed back to December according a local councillor.

Southfield ward councillor Andrew Steed told The Chiswick Calendar the work, which will see the road between the Fishers Lane mini-roundabout and the junction with Acton Lane completely close, had been postponed and would restart on 12 December.

Originally the work had been timed to coincide with the October half-term to minimise the inevitable traffic disruption, with the hope that work on the A4 would have been completed on time. Congestion from the ongoing work on the A4 has been creating extra pressure on South Parade as drivers seek an alternative route to travel west.

Transport for London announced earlier in October an extension to the A4’s westbound lane closures in Chiswick, after discovering the condition of the Cromwell Road Rail Bridge, the part of the A4 on the approach to Chiswick roundabout where it crosses over the railway line, was “worse than anticipated”.

It’s thought the reason for postponing the South Parade work is to prevent greater congestion in the area while the A4 works continue. The A4’s lane restrictions will now remain in place until at least Sunday 6 November.

Work has already started on the pavements and kerbs along South Parade, but this does not require any road or lane closures.

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