Essential works and maintenance on A4 Great West Road
Transport for London (TfL) have confirmed dates for their final phase of roadworks on the A4, Great West Road. The rescheduled works on Cromwell Rail Bridge, and resurfacing works at Sutton Court Road junction, will take place on the following dates and times:
- Overnight works – Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 March.
- From 10pm on Friday 24 March, to 5am on Monday 27 March.
To coincide, the council will temporarily suspend enforcement of the access restrictions on Staveley Road and Hartington Road on Saturday 25 March 2023 from 8am – 7pm.
Enforcement of both access restrictions will then resume on Monday 27 March.
Further detailed information on the roadworks is available on TfLs’ website - Great West Road works.
Background to Hartington Road
Hartington Road was one of the busiest residential roads in the area, with nearly 8,000 vehicles on the average weekday at its busiest point. Two thirds of all traffic was heading in a northbound direction. The northbound dominance of traffic continued to Bolton Road, Grove Park Road and Sutton Court Road, which highlighted the degree to which traffic uses this route as a cut through between the A316 and A4 to avoid Hogarth Roundabout.
To remove this traffic, a northbound access restriction on Hartington Road, to the south of the junction with Chiswick Quay, was introduced on a trial basis.
Northbound access through the restriction is via a permitting system. Vehicles with pre-registered licence plates are able to continue to travel in a northbound direction (i.e. away from the A316).
An independent review of the traffic data and consultation responses received during the trial period was undertaken, which informed the decision to make this measure permanent with amended operational times of 8am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday. Those eligible to apply for a vehicle exemption to the Hartington Road northbound access restriction, were residential properties within the ‘RV’ (Riverview) CPZ area, and the ‘CS’ (Chiswick Station) CPZ area.
Recent updates – August and September 2022
On 3 August 2022, a Chief Officer Decision (COD) paper was published on our website, approving the following changes:
- ‘the amalgamation of the Hartington Road and Staveley Road permit schemes, at the conclusion of the consultation on the Staveley Road and Burlington Lane trial’.
- the immediate extension of the Hartington Road permits to residents and businesses of the Strand on the Green (SoTG) CPZ.
Therefore from 21 September 2022 both access restrictions, Hartington Road, and Staveley Road, will be amalgamated into one permit scheme.
This will provide access to all residents and businesses and other existing exemption permit holders in the following controlled parking zone (CPZ) areas, including those addresses in the area to the east of the A316 (between and including Boston Gardens (to the north) and Staveley Gardens (to the south)).
- ‘Grove Park’ CPZ (GP)
- ‘Fauconberg Road’ CPZ (FR)
- ‘Riverview’ CPZ (RV)
- ‘Chiswick Station’ CPZ (CS)
- ‘Strand on the Green’ CPZ (SOtG)
Operational hours of the combined scheme will remain: 8am – 7pm (Monday – Saturday).
Residents and businesses can register their vehicles via a short e-form found via our ‘vehicle access permit application’ page. A link to this page is in the box below, where you will also find further information on eligibility.
Please note – there is no need to re-apply for a vehicle exemption if you have previously applied for your vehicle, to either the Staveley Road, or Hartington Road access restrictions. Vehicle details will be transferred over to a combined exemption list on 21 September and there is no need to re-apply. For those who do not have internet access, please call 020 8583 3322 to leave a message with your details, a member of the team will get back to you.
Further detail on the COD including reasons behind that decision can be found on our website (see 3rd August entry, Item 15): www.hounslow.gov.uk/officer-delegated-decisions.
More information on registering vehicles can be found in the box below:
Access permit information
This restriction is controlled via automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) camera technology. Residents can register their vehicles via a short eform found via the above link ‘vehicle access permit application page’). For any residents that do not have internet access, please call 020 8583 3322 and leave a message with your details and a member of the team will get back to you.
Access for visitors or deliveries are not permitted, these vehicles will need to find an alternative route via the A316, A4 and Sutton Court Road.
Southbound travel along Hartington Road (i.e. towards the A316 and Chiswick Bridge) will remain unchanged for all vehicles.
The start of the zone will be informed by the following signs: