Work begins on the next phase of Cycleway 9 on Chiswick High Road

Construction work on the latest phase of Cycleway 9 through Chiswick begins this week. The project has been designed to make it easier and safer to cycle for work, fitness and pleasure.

Published: Tuesday, 11th October 2022

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Bike to the future: Work has begun on the latest phase of Cycleway 9.

Work will begin on the latest phase of improvements to Cycleway 9 (C9) on Chiswick High Road, on Thursday, 13 October. 

These works will take place on the section of C9 between the junction of Chiswick Lane and up to the turning for Heathfield Terrace.

The scheme is a partnership between Transport for London (TfL), Hounslow Council and Hounslow Highways. It is a temporary, experimental scheme designed to make it easier for residents to cycle for work and leisure.

The Hounslow scheme was first introduced in December 2020, as an emergency response to the pandemic. The changes included providing a fully protected cycle lane.

In July 2021, a decision was made by Hounslow Council’s Cabinet to make a series of improvements to the scheme and to retain it as part of the ongoing experimental scheme.

Improvements to C9 have been split into two phases – 3a and 3b

On Thursday 13 October, we will launch the construction of phase 3b. Improvements will include:

  • New entry treatments and raised crossings at the junctions with Cranbrook Road, Brackley Road, Devonshire Road, Linden Gardens and Duke’s Road.
  • New eastbound and westbound bus shelters at Cranbrook Road, Mayfield Avenue and Linden Gardens.
  • Left turn exit only for motorised vehicles at Duke’s Road Junction.
  • New parking spaces near Duke’s Road Junction.
  • A new advanced stop line for cyclists will be installed at the junction with Acton Lane.
  • Junction resurfacing and installing a yellow box junction at the Chiswick High Road junction with Turnham Green Terrace and Annandale Road and at the junction with Duke Avenue.
  • New zebra crossing on Chiswick High Road junction with a one-way exit at Linden Gardens.
  • Resurfacing of the westbound carriageway of Chiswick High Road at Heathfield Terrace.

Work will continue up to 2 December and then reconvene after the Christmas and New Year Holidays on 3 January. Phase 3b is planned to be completed by31 January, 2023.

Access to residential areas adjoining Chiswick High Road and to local shops will be maintained at all times. Diversion signs will be clearly signed informing of alternative routes where applicable.

The work will take place between 7.30am and 4pm from Monday to Saturday. Residents and businesses in the area have been informed directly. They will receive further advanced notice of any night working which will be required to resurface the carriageway on Chiswick High Road in January.

Hounslow Councils Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Climate, Environment and Transport Strategy, Councillor Kathrine Dunne, said:These latest improvement works are based on feedback from the local community.

The cycle lanes have been introduced to give residents a healthier alternative to the car. It will help to reduce congestion and improve air quality in our borough.

The Council and its partners are working hard to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum during construction. We will continue to communicate with residents and businesses to keep them informed.

Anyone who has questions about these works can contact the Council’s traffic team.”

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