LB Hounslow’s Cabinet Member for Transport, Cllr Hanif Khan, has decided to keep Turnham Green Terrace open to through traffic once the roadworks in Acton Lane have been completed.
The Thames Water works, which have closed the northbound side of the carriageway at the railway bridge in front of Chiswick Park station, caused such traffic jams on the High Rd that the council was forced to reopen Turnham Green Terrace at the end of October.
Thames Water expect to finish their work on 27 November. Cllr Khan has told The Chiswick Calendar the council is having a “proper rethink” on Turnham Green Terrace and will keep the road open beyond that date, until the council publishes its review of the controversial traffic scheme it introduced in June, on 9 December.
Traffic officers confirmed at the Chiswick Area Forum meeting The Chiswick Calendar’s story last week that interim review of the traffic scheme would take place over the next couple of weeks.
They are looking at traffic flow and air quality data as well as the extraordinary amount of feedback there has been from residents. There were nine different types of scheme implemented across the borough, under temporary emergency measures given to local authorities by the Government in May.Cllr Khan concedes there are flaws.
“If you think back to the panic at the beginning of the pandemic. This was something put put together incredibly quickly” he said.
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