Update on the temporary traffic management system at the new Morrisons site in Brentford.
Published: Monday, 20th November 2023
Councillor Katherine Dunne, Deputy Leader for Hounslow Council and Cabinet Member for Climate, Environment and Transport and Councillor Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Development said:
"We have received significant feedback from residents regarding the temporary traffic signals at the junction of London Road with The Ham. The temporary signals were put in place to mitigate risks to highway and public safety from traffic exiting Morrisons via The Ham. However, recent data on the use of Morrisons car park indicates that although there has been a general rise in use since the store opened traffic levels are currently well below the number that were initially predicted.
“Further to this we have not been informed of any collisions or other significant road safety incidents.
“Given the results of both sets of monitoring data it is considered that at present there is no requirement for temporary traffic signals to control traffic and these can be removed. We have therefore asked Ballymore to remove the temporary signals by the end of today, Monday 20th November.
“Removal of the temporary traffic signals will allow the zebra crossing to be reinstated as a crossing point over the High Street. However, we will require Ballymore to continue to monitor the traffic and road safety situation and provide regular reports. If any problems do arise, related either to traffic flow or road safety, or the council is notified by third parties of any other problems, then we would require the temporary traffic signals to be reinstated, or other appropriate intervention to be implemented.
“The Council welcomes Ballymore’s commitment to ensuring that the Brentford development is safe for the public and we will continue to work with Ballymore to closely monitor the effectiveness of the safety measures to ensure that they sufficiently mitigate our concerns regarding highway safety.
“We want to reassure residents that safety is always our primary concern and thank engaged residents in Brentford who have actively raised their concerns with us and encourage you to continue to share your experiences of the temporary solution with Ballymore and the Council.”