Temporary traffic signals in place as Rocks Lane Bridge undergoes essential works

Release Date: 27 February 2018

Residents and commuters have been advised that Rocks Lane Bridge outside Barnes station will be restricted to single lane operation whilst it undergoes essential improvement works.

The £2 million upgrade is a joint project between Richmond Council and Network Rail to ensure the bridge continues to be able to carry the high level of traffic which uses it.

The work necessitates the use of temporary, two-way traffic signals from the 26 February to 10 July 2018, which may result in traffic delays in the area. The temporary traffic lights are being controlled manually from 7am to 7pm on weekdays, 8am until 6pm on Saturdays and 9am to 6pm on Sundays to ensure optimal flow of traffic across the bridge in both directions.  Bus routes serving the station’s passengers will remain in place.

There will be no trains serving Barnes, because of the works, during the following dates and times:

  • 00:45 on Sunday 1 April to 04:00 on Monday 2 April
  • 00:45 on Sunday 8 April to 04:00 on Monday 9 April

Cllr Peter Buckwell, Cabinet Member for Highways and Street Scene said:

“We understand the frustration of motorists and users of the relevant bus services to learn of these road restrictions. The improvement works are necessary to maintain the safety standards on the bridge for everyone using it in the long term. Unfortunately there will be some interruption to trains and traffic during the works but we can assure residents it has been planned in such a way to minimise impact on road and rail users.

“Some of the equipment that will be used could cause disturbance but every effort will be taken to minimise unnecessary noise for residents in and around the area. We appreciate residents’ understanding whilst works are ongoing.”

Notes for editors

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Reference: P109/18

Updated: 2 March 2018